2011 Intro: Jeremy Reynolds

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Since becoming a starter as a sophomore, Jeremy Reynolds has shared Dudley's secondary with star safety David Amerson.

"People don't know about Jeremy, because I think he's been overshadowed by David Amerson for the last couple of years," Dudley head football coach Steven Davis said. "Jeremy is probably one of the most athletic kids in the state and could be one of the state's top corners."

With Amerson headed to NC State this fall, Reynolds will have a chance to make a name for himself.

"Next year is going to be my show," Reynolds said. "It's going to be me alone, so that's going to be my opportunity to go out and prove myself."

Reynolds has been doing a good job of making a name for himself on the combine circuit.

"Every combine he goes to, he does a great job and that's how he's getting all this attention," Davis said.

At the Shuman Underclassman Combine last year, Reynolds was given the Dodie Award after registering a 35-inch vertical, 9-foot-9 broad jump, 4.36-second shuttle, and 4.56-second 40-yard dash. He also had an impressive showing – primarily in the one-on-one passing drills – at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January.

Reynolds' combine performances have helped him attract coast-to-coast college attention. While he's yet to receive his first offer, he said the schools recruiting him the hardest are Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Oregon, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.

Most schools are recruiting Reynolds – who stands 5-9, 163 – as a cornerback.

"UCLA and Stanford have been talking to me about wide out," Reynolds said. "The schools out west are looking at me to play wide out."

Reynolds said he doesn't have a position preference.

Davis believes Reynolds, at both cornerback and receiver, has unlimited potential. He expects to see some of that potential this coming season.

"He had a, I won't say outstanding, but good junior year," Davis said. "I think once he realizes how good he can be and once he gets focused, he'll be one of the top corners in the state."

Reynolds typically covers the opponent's best receiver in man coverage.

"He was our shutdown guy last year," Davis said. "He got beat a couple of times, but we feel confident that he can do that. Coming into the season last year, we were like ‘Jeremy can shut down their best receiver and we can concentrate on someone else.'"

Additionally, Reynolds played wide receiver in Dudley's run-heavy offense.

"This year, he'll probably have a bigger role at receiver," Davis said. "Last year, we had an offensive team where we said ‘If we need to score, this is who we're going to put on the field.' And we put out our best skill guys and he was one of them."

Last year, though, Amerson was the go-to receiver in "must score" situations. Reynolds will take over that role, as well as Amerson's return duties.

Last fall, Reynolds attended football games at Duke and Vanderbilt. He recently returned to Duke for the Blue Devils' Junior Day.

Reynolds said he hopes to visit UNC and NC State this spring. At some point, he'd like to visit childhood favorite Michigan.

"I would love to go to Michigan -- the ‘Big House,'" Reynolds said. "It's always been one of my dreams to see or play for them. I grew up [a Michigan] fan [and a fan of] Charles Woodson."

Regardless, Reynolds says he's not favoring Michigan or any other school.

"I'm just open to all [schools and] open to everything," Reynolds said.

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