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OUInsider.com caught up with McDonald's All-American point guard and former Sooner signee Scottie Reynolds Wednesday night to get the latest on his trip to LSU, future trips and current thoughts on the Sooners.
JH: How was your visit to LSU?
“It was good," said Reynolds on his trip to Baton Rouge. "They had a pretty campus and the guys are real close. That is what I look for in a team. The coach has a good fellowship with the team and that is something else I look for. I had a great time.”
“They have a lot of athletic guys, especially big guys. Big Baby (Glenn Davis) is a great post player and they are very athletic inside. It is really a great opportunity for me because their big guys can create so many opportunities for the guards, both for assists and in scoring opportunities. LSU is just a very athletic team. They have the type of team, offensively, where as a unit they can have great success.”
Is there immediate playing time available at LSU?
“They have Tack Minor there and he is a good player," Reynolds said. "He was hurt for them last year. That is really the only guy. I think I could go somewhere else and be a bigger impact on that team. I think that would be the case at Oklahoma, Michigan or Illinois or some other team that really has that deep need. I just think LSU has so many other guys and that just helps you out tremendously.”
So is Oklahoma completely out of the mix now?
“I disagree with those that say OU has no chance, but at the same time a lot of things have changed over in Norman," Reynolds said. "It is not just with Coach Capel, but with players that were coming in like Damion (James) and Jeremy (Mayfield). Things have kind of shifted a little bit. Does that play a roll in it? Definitely. Because those were my guys who I have been with, and those are my boys you know. So that definitely plays a part.”
What about the rumors that you and former Sooner signee Damion James may be looking to go to the same school?
“It is tough right now being so late in the game," said Reynolds. "It would be hard for us to go somewhere, but it could happen. We could go somewhere together, but I don’t know if both of us would be happy. We both understand that. Damion have talked about that. I love that man, I love that boy. You know what I am saying? But we both have to do what is best for each other.”
Who's next on the visit schedule?
“I need to visit one or two more schools to compare things a little bit more. I think it would be unfair for me to not do that. I think I need to see the other campuses and to see those things so I can compare.” “I was going to go to Illinois this week, but it is not going to work out. I am visiting Villanova next weekend.”
Anyone else after Villanova?
“I don’t know. Maybe Wake Forest, Illinois or Michigan.”