Lakewood St. Edward is one of the top programs annually in Ohio under head coach Rick Finotti, and this year's squad figures to be another powerhouse.
Even though there are several BCS recruits on the team, junior defensive lineman Cal Reynolds stood out in Tuesday's scrimmage against Lorain.
Reynolds, 6-foot-3, 235-pounds, used his quickness and high motor to dominate the action from his defensive tackle spot. He will probably play defensive end at the next level, and is a 2016 prospect of note in Ohio.
"I'm going into my junior season, and I played varsity last season a little bit as a sophomore," Reynolds stated. "I'm a player that plays very physical, and I'm not worried about the player in front of me because I'm going to blow him up."
"I need to work on getting quicker off the ball, getting bigger and stronger in the weight room," he added. "I can also use my hands better on the defensive line, and I feel I have a lot to learn about playing the position."
Although he is a relative unknown in recruiting circles at this time, Reynolds is hoping to play college football one day.
"College football is a goal of mine, but I didn't get to any camps last summer," he explained. "I love the SEC and the Big Ten, and I watch schools like Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State. Our defense at St. Eds is taken from Michigan State."
EVALUATION: Will want to see Reynolds against tougher competition, and he will get that playing for St. Edward. He showed extremely well against Lorain, showing quick feet, physical play and a frame that can hold more weight. Definitely a prospect of note in Ohio for 2016.