'09 Premier Prospect: Laroy Reynolds

Pack Pride continues it's look at some of NC State's top prospects for the class of 2009. Today we highlight Norfolk (VA) Maury safety Laroy Reynolds.

Laroy Reynolds

6-2, 208 pounds, 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash

Maury High School, Norfolk, Va

Junior Stats: As a junior, Reynolds had 18 catches for 527 yards and four touchdowns on offense while tallying 70 tackles and an interception on defense. He was named to the all-district team.

The early word: Reynolds is a player that has flown under the radar during the first few months of the recruiting year. However, because of his size, he presents as a player that could project at strong safety or eventually grow into an outside linebacker. He has above average athleticism and solid football skills which means several other schools are likely to join the fray with NC State over the coming weeks.

Scholarship offers: NC State

Other schools recruiting: Georgia, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Boston College, Michigan State, Syracuse, Illinois, Clemson

Top Schools: Georgia leads over NC State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Virginia Tech

Timeline for a decision: Reynolds doesn’t have a specific time frame for committing. It could realistically happen over the next couple of months or ultimately end up going into next year.

NC State recruiting coach: Defensive line coach Keith Willis

NC State connections: The Pack scouted and jumped on Reynolds early as they ramp up their efforts in southeastern Virginia. Virginia Tech’s low scholarship numbers could help the Pack in that area this year and, although VT is recruiting Reynolds, it appears unlikely they will offer. DL coach Keith Willis has built a very good relationship with Reynolds in the early going.

Behind the scenes: Reynolds is a very interesting prospect. He favors Georgia but mentioned possibly making an early commitment to NC State. This is a talented prospect that the Pack will likely want to make sure has completed all of his visits to other schools should he follow through with a desire to commit to State.

Wolfpack Visits: Reynolds made his first visit to NC State for the spring game and came away impressed with what the Pack has to offer. Both coach O’Brien and coach Willis have made positive impressions on Reynolds and it appears very likely that they’ll get him back on campus this summer.

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