Youngblood making claims as nation's best!

It's a leap year so maybe that's the reason that Reginald Youngblood is holding so many offers so soon. Or maybe it's just because he's that good.

Houston (TX) Booker T. Washington standout, Reginald Youngblood, is one of four possible division I players on his team for next year. The 6-foot-6 and 270 pound offensive tackle is what will be drawing colleges to see them play though.

Reginald combines great size with great speed. At 270 pounds he still covers the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds. Intelligence is also something that is crucial to an offensive lineman. Reginald demonstrates that ability by boasting a 3.5 GPA and has already scored an 880 on his SAT.

But what really makes him great is his drive. "I have a real good motor," Youngblood said. "I just go all out. I give it my all on every down."

What makes Reginald so good though is that he is strong at both run blocking and pass blocking. "I can do them both. But I like run-blocking better. I like to pull."

Last year Reginald brought home several post-season honors with the biggest being first team All-District and second team Greater Houston Area.

The biggest honors though seem to find their way to Reginald's house and home though in the form of football mail. Lately he has been receiving mail the most from LSU and Iowa. Those aren't the only schools that are writing him though.

"I just get the most mail from LSU and Iowa. I also get mail from Miami, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas and Houston. I have seven offers."

The seven schools that have been so impressed with Youngblood this early are LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Houston and Iowa. Out of those seven though he has a top five.

"I'd say LSU, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M are my top five."

Youngblood's goals nest season is to lead his team into the state championhsip game. He is also hoping that he can find a school where he can get early playing time, could help him make it into the NFL and also has a good academic reputation.

The summer planning has begun with plans to attend the Texas A&M and LSU team camps. He has already attended the Texas A&M Junior Day and he will be attending LSU's Junior Day this coming weekend.

Although it seems that Reginald is looking more closely at schools in his immediate area, don't think that he is ready to throw in the towel on a school further away.

"I'm most definitely interested in Nebraska. I think that the coaching changes that they went through will be good for the school. Coach Callahan has the pro football experience."

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