Reynolds Reflects on UNC Trip

Unlike previous visits to the campus, Ed Reynolds was able to spend a great deal of time with the players during his North Carolina official visit this past weekend.

"I just think this time it was a good chance for me to be around the team – not just on the field but hanging out [and] having a good time," Reynolds said. "That was something I definitely wanted to see – see how the players were."

In addition to UNC, Reynolds has taken official visits to Duke and Stanford. Following those three trips, Reynolds is ready to name a leader.

"I think, as of right now, I'd definitely just put Stanford my top No. 1 right now," Reynolds said. "It's second to none academically. I loved the environment when I went out there [and] being around the players. They're doing everything right and they're great guys. Coach [Jim] Harbaugh is obviously doing big things taking Stanford to second in the Pac-10, won big games, and he just signed an extension – he'll be there until 2014 – which is a big thing."

As of right now, Reynolds doesn't figure to take any additional official visits and thinks he could make a verbal commitment shortly after Christmas. Those plans could be altered, though, by the recent resurfacing of Virginia.

Early in the spring Virginia, where Reynolds' father played football, offered Reynolds a scholarship. However, over the summer the offer was retracted. Newly hired head coach Mike London recently reinstated the offer.

"I spoke with [London] on Monday," Reynolds said. "He was like ‘We're going to put the offer back on the table. [We] don't know if it's going to influence you at all, don't know what your process is, but I definitely want you on my team.'"

Reynolds isn't yet sure how the new development will effect his recruitment.

"I can't really say if it really has any type of influence yet, because I haven't really been able to slow down and think about it," Reynolds said.

Reynolds attended his UNC official visit with his parents. Da'Norris Searcy, a junior safety, served as Reynolds' host for the weekend.

During the visit, Reynolds spent time with Troy Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach, Charlie Williams, Reynolds' recruiter, and Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator.

"They pretty much just went over the system, showed me some film, see how they run things, what they expect out of their players, and how they see me fitting into the system," Reynolds said.

Reynolds concluded the stay with the customary official visit-ending meeting with Butch Davis.

"He asked me how I felt the visit went overall," Reynolds said. "He said it was good to have me down there again. He just talked about how he doesn't know how many of their juniors will be coming back and how they will effect how many people scholarship-wise they can have in the class. If UNC was it for me, I'd have to be a little patient until sometime in January."

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