Reggie Gandy Gets Recruiting Attention

Reggie Gandy, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, was one of three Minnesotans to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Combines in San Antonio in Janaury. Gandy had an outstanding junior season for the Islanders and has received plenty of recruiting attention. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Gandy to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Reggie Gandy rushed 137 times for 1340 yards (9.8 yards per carry) with 24 touchdowns as the Islanders finished 11-1, losing to Glencoe-Silver Lake 6-3 in the in the Class AAA quarterfinals. The numbers are more impressive when you consider senior Evan Williams, who signed with Wyoming, rushed 186 times for 2201 yards.

Gandy followed head coach Sean McMenomy from Minneapolis Southwest to DeLaSalle. Gandy, who played alongside brother Greg in the Lakers backfield, rushed 90 times for 649 yards (7.2 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns as a sophomore.

Gandy made his first Junior Day recently by visiting Iowa. Gandy said that he enjoyed the visit.

"It was fun, he said." "I liked the experience. It was a good road trip."

Gandy said that he is hearing from several schools.

I talked to Illinois coach a couple of weeks back, he said." "I talk to the Iowa coach a lot and I get a couple of letters from the other schools.

Gandy said that he was unsure of what football camps he will attend this summer.

"I haven't really decided. but I am kind of holding that off until later though."

Gandy said that he is working hard to improve himself as a player.

Mostly my speed, he said." "I'm strong enough, but you can never be fast enough.

Gandy said that he has high expectations for De La Salle next season, despite losing Williams and several other key seniors.

I expect the best, he said." "Always the best.

Gandy possesses a 495 pound squat and a 335 bench press and his last electronic testing was a 4.51 forty yard dash.

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