Reynolds Schedules UNC Official Visit

Ed Reynolds has scheduled three official visits, including one to Chapel Hill.

He's lined up Stanford on Nov. 28, Duke on Dec. 5, and North Carolina on Dec. 11.

Reynolds, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety from Woodberry Forest (Va.), says he'll "most likely" take all five of his official visits.

"Most likely one will go to NC State," Reynolds said. "And the last one is kind of up for grabs. I might go to Vanderbilt or some other place – I'm not sure."

Aramide Olaniyan, Reynolds' teammate and roommate, was expected to take trips with him. However, those plans were canceled shortly after he verbally committed to UCLA.

"I think, as of right now, he ended the process when he committed to UCLA," Reynolds said.

Heading into his official visits, Reynolds has his contending schools in a tier system.

"I think right now for me Stanford and UNC are definitely at my top," Reynolds said. "And then you have Duke and then NC State.

"But I think the officials could set it off for either school."

According to Reynolds, UNC and Stanford are in a dead tie.

"For Stanford, when I went out there for my visit, I was awestruck," Reynolds said. "It's Palo Alto, California. It's arguably one of the best schools in the nation. And Coach [Jim] Harbaugh is doing all the things right to build up a program and their season is going really well – they're top two, top three in the Pac-10. And when I went up there I definitely felt like I built up a good relationship with the coaches, especially Coach [Clayton] White, who would be my position coach if I went there.

"It's kind of the same thing at North Carolina. They have one of the top defenses, especially in the ACC. And I feel like they're doing all the right things. I feel I've developed a pretty good relationship with Coach [Everett] Withers down there. I've went there twice this fall and I got to know the surroundings and the environment. I have family down in that area. When I was there, I said ‘I could definitely see myself going here.'"

Charlie Williams is handling Reynolds' recruitment for UNC. The two communicate once a week.

"We just talk like anyone else – just regular," Reynolds said. "He makes sure I know that they want me there."

Reynolds' senior football season concluded Saturday with a 10-3 victory over rival Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal.

Despite an impressive 8-1 record, Woodberry Forest won't play in the VISFA playoffs. It's a tradition for Woodberry Forest to play Episcopal – Saturday marked the 109th time the two rivals have met – in a bowl-like, season-ending game. The Episcopal game usually falls on the week the VISFA holds the first round of its playoffs.

Reynolds, who is one of a few players that starts both ways for Woodberry Forest, ended the season with three interceptions and 30 tackles at safety and rushed for 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns at tailback.

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