Reynolds Returns from UNC's Camp

Ed Reynolds made his first visit to North Carolina this week when he joined a busload of his Woodberry Forest (Va.) teammates in participating in the Tar Heels' three-day camp.

"It was nice to finally make my way over there, work with Coach [Everett] Withers and Coach [Troy] Douglas, and sit down with Coach [Butch] Davis," Reynolds said. "It was just a great couple of days."

Reynolds, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound defensive back, arrived in Chapel Hill Monday morning with his teammates and exited campus Wednesday morning.

"One of my major things is being able to be at the campus and see how I feel," Reynolds said. "For North Carolina [my feelings while on campus] were great.

"And just being able to talk to the coaches and actually being coached by them for a couple of days was great – being able to get better while also trying to make a decision to where I want to go to school."

Reynolds says that he likes every school that has offered him – Duke, UNC, NC State, Stanford, and Virginia – equally. He plans to order his schools by his interest level and possibly narrow his list of choices to three schools by the middle of July, after he has made all his visits.

Reynolds stopped by Duke on Wednesday and spoke to head coach David Cutcliffe. He plans to visit NC State Friday and then fly out to see Stanford on Sunday. Also, he's considering trips to Notre Dame and Vanderbilt.

With a father who played football for Virginia, Reynolds has made several visits to UVa.

"I get asked [if UVa is my favorite] a lot because my dad is alumni," Reynolds said. "It's totally not true. My dad just wants me to make the right decision for me.

"UVa doesn't have any type of upper hand. I look at every school the same way."

While in Chapel Hill Monday and Tuesday, Reynolds participated in five camp sessions under the guidance of Douglas, UNC's defensive back coach, and Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator.

"Those are two great coaches," Reynolds said. "They both have their own type of coaching style, but they both know what they're talking about. When I look at coaches, I look at them not only as a coach but as a motivator and just a teacher out there on the field; and both those guys have it."

During one-on-one passing drills, Reynolds worked out as a cornerback competing against some solid wide receiver prospects.

"I felt pretty good going out there," Reynolds said. "I think just in the couple of days that I was there, I definitely picked my game up being out there on the island. I feel like I faired pretty well."

Reynolds says UNC is recruiting him as a safety, but the Tar Heels' coaching staff informed him they want their safeties to be able to cover receivers one-on-one.

While on campus, Reynolds was provided an opportunity to sit down and converse with Davis in his office.

"We just talked about the couple days at camp, the recruiting process in general, and then we talked about the advancement of North Carolina football – all the stuff that's going on like how the campus is getting hyped about football now [with] talk about ACC championships, the renovations to their buildings," Reynolds. "[We discussed] little bit about how if I go there how I could fit into the program."

Reynolds plans to return to Chapel Hill in the near future to get a better look at the campus and see more of the academic side of UNC. The rainy weather limited the campus tour he took during his stay.

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