In all five players from Mac Irvin Fire were in town this weekend and only one left without an offer. But it didn't sour 2014 prospect Miles Reynolds' trip. The Whitney Young high school (IL) point guard says he had a great time and Nebraska will continue to evaluate him.
"The facilities were really nice and Coach Coleman did a nice job showing me around," said Reynolds. "Coach Miles is a great guy. We visited the football stadium even though we couldn't see the game because of the weather and of course got a tour of the academic side of things. It was really nice. We also got to play some 5-on-5, which was really great.
"Nebraska's facilities are right up there with a school like Arizona (previously visited). With their practice complex opening up in October, the place is really new and fresh. It's just great there."
"This is season was a very big learning experience, because it was my first year as a starting point guard. I learned a lot of new things, because Whitney Young plays a national schedule, so we are playing some great teams. It's some of the best competition in the nation. We didn't have a great season as a team, but the future is bright down the road."
Reynolds is teammates with Jahlil Okafor (2014 – nation's No. 1 center) and Tommie Hamilton (2014 – nation's No. 3 center), but Whitney Young was young, and Hamilton missed much of the season.
"We will be ready to rock and roll this next year," said Reynolds.
Reynolds says he's looking for a school where he has a good connection with the coaching staff. Academics are also high on his list, as the sophomore holds a high GPA.
"Coming from Whitney Young with a good academic grade point average, I'm a student athlete first. It's important in my family," said Reynolds.
The point guard didn't talk with Coach Miles much, but when he did he was impressed.
"He seems like he's got a good relationship with the other assistants and guys on the roster," said Reynolds. "I think he's really going to turn Nebraska around."