Huskers offer new offensive tackle

He's a name that you won't find at the top of the recruiting lists. In fact, some people list him as a tight end, a position that he hasn't played since his freshman year. The mystery man is holding some big-time offers and Nebraska added their name to the growing list for his services.

At 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds he may come in and need some time to grow and fill into that frame. However, after hearing that the played tight end and then moved to tackle one has to guess that he has great athleticism.

Garrett Reynolds of Strawberry Plains (Tenn.) Carter High School has seen his senior season come and go. After going 3-7 his team is done. "We're done. We finished last Friday," Reynolds said. "I thought I did pretty well. I have a lot of stuff I need to work on."

"I played tackle and defensive end this year. I've been playing tackle since my sophomore year. I played tight end my freshman year and started playing it my sophomore year. One of the starting offensive lineman got hurt so I took his spot."

No colleges are recruiting him for anything other than playing offensive tackle. When it comes to his offers, the list is long and still growing. "Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Northwestern and I think Stanford."

Reynolds is currently carrying a 3.4 GPA and took the ACT and came back with a 17. "I am going to take some of those classes. I get really nervous taking it."

Reynolds has taken in some unofficial visits already. "During the summer I took in some senior camps. I went to North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. I visited Clemson and Georgia Tech during the day. I've set up one official to Virginia Tech (11/27).

The offer from Nebraska is relatively new. "They offered me last week on the phone. I'd love to take a look at them. Get out there and see what it is like. Nebraska has a good football program although they are struggling a bit right now. They are a good team. I am expecting their written offer. I don't know very much about them."

Growing up in the Knoxville area, Reynolds definitely grew up a fan of Tennessee. His father and uncle also played for the Volunteers. However, to this point there hasn't been an offer made from them to Reynolds.

"No sir, no offer. To tell you the truth I don't really know. I suspect that they are just figuring since my dad and uncle played there that I will just walk-on or something. I'll definitely take the offer to go somewhere versus walking on. I'd rather go somewhere where they want me."

As for receiving a Tennessee offer and what kind of weight it might carry, it would take it's place in line according to Reynolds. "I'd think about it a lot. It would probably just go in there with the other ones just the same. I've lived in Knoxville my whole life, I kind of would like to get out on my own."

As of this point only the one official to Virginia Tech is scheduled. However, Reynolds eluded to Nebraska being a possibility of being a candidate for an official to Nebraska.

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