Tenn. Tackle Likes Heels

At the conclusion of each of the next two seasons, the Tar Heels will lose two offensive tackles to graduation. Given the success thus far at filling the drastic needs at quarterback, fullback and tight end, offense tackle now becomes one of the key position targets.

Garrett Reynolds, a 6-foot-7, 255-pound tackle from Strawberry Plains (Tenn.) Carter High School, is one of a handful of tackle prospects currently owning a North Carolina offer. Reynolds is apparently high on the Tar Heels' recruiting board, and similarly considers UNC high on his list of favorite schools.

"It's one of my top choices," stated Reynolds, who has visited Chapel Hill for a summer camp. "At least top five. It has a nice, beautiful campus, it's a pretty good football program, and it's far enough away from home."

In addition to the Tar Heels, Reynolds is also considering Virginia Tech, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, who have all extended an offer. He plans to officially visit five of the aforementioned schools, but admits his focus right now is only on his senior season.

"I have no idea what I'm going to be able to do," remarked Reynolds in regards to visits. "I haven't decided on [any] official visits yet. I just want to play my season first, and then worry about those."

Although Reynolds is being recruited as an offensive tackle, he has been putting up pretty impressive statistics from his defensive end position. In four games, Reynolds has recorded two sacks, 38 tackles and three forced fumbles.


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