2015 Target: Mook Reynolds

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Jamon "Mook" Reynolds is verbally committed to Virginia Tech, but that hasn't stopped the 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back from Northern Guilford High School from visiting other schools, including North Carolina days after his pledge.

Scouting Report

"He's a good, solid football player," Northern head coach Brian Thomas said. "He's a physical football player [and] very heads up. We rely on him on defense, but he's been a very good offensive player for us."

Prep Career

Reynolds began his prep career cross-town at Dudley, where he was a member of the varsity team as a freshman. He transferred to Northern following that season.

Midway through his sophomore season, Reynolds earned a starting spot at cornerback. Injuries, though, eventually forced him to rotate between linebacker and safety. He ended the year with 69 tackles and three interceptions, and was named All-Mid State Conference and All-Area. Northern went undefeated and won the NCHSAA 3AA Title.

Reynolds continued to rotate between linebacker and safety during his junior season, compiling 80 tackles and three interceptions. He also saw his offensive responsibilities dramatically increase to the tune of 47 receptions for 650 yards and 14 touchdowns.

"His more natural position is corner, but we've put him in position to make plays which is what we need," Thomas said.


Reynolds verbally committed to Virginia Tech on Feb. 8.

"As of right now, I'm 100-percent committed," Reynolds said. "It's DB U. with Coach [Torrian] Gray. I like the history as far as defense goes. Most guys that come out of Virginia Tech are known as some of the top corners. They offer early playing time. I also like the fan base."

With that said, Reynolds has been clear about his intentions of continuing to visit other schools.

"I communicate with the coaching staff at Tech and let them know where I'm going," Reynolds said. "They aren't hesitant. They just say ‘You're a man of your word, so you can go and do what you want to do.' But I feel I have to do what's best for me."

In addition to Virginia Tech, Reynolds holds offers from Duke, East Carolina, and North Carolina. Outside of the Hokies, UNC is the school that he's most interested in and communicates the most with.

"That is my second choice," Reynolds said. "It's close to home, [former] teammates from high school play for Carolina, it's a great program."

Reynolds is primarily being recruited as a cornerback, but there has been some discussion about him playing safety or a hybrid cornerback/safety role.

"I go to some schools and I'll talk to the safety coach more [and] I'll go to some schools and I'll talk to the cornerback coach more," Reynolds said.

With UNC, Reynolds has had lengthy conversations with both Dan Disch, who coaches the cornerbacks, and Vic Koenning, who coaches the safeties. During his most recent visit to Chapel Hill – the February junior day – Reynolds spend the most time with Koenning.

"I'd like to play corner, because I'd be known as a big corner," Reynolds said. "If I play safety, I'll be the average safety size."

Speaking of UNC's Junior Day, it left quite the impression on Reynolds.

"That was the most exciting junior day that I had ever been to from arriving there to the end of the game," Reynolds said. "When we first got there, we got escorted to the football facilities. It was just excitement the whole time – the mock interviews, walking on the stage. And then the game itself we got to storm the court with the students."

Reynolds also visited UNC for football games against East Carolina and Miami last fall.

Reynolds, who has also visited Ohio State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, doesn't have any upcoming recruiting trips scheduled.

Extra Notes

Reynolds's brother, Jeremy, is a junior defensive back at Texas Tech… Reynolds played basketball as a sophomore, but has since decided to focus solely on football.

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