RECRUITING: Top Texas OL will give OU a shot

Houston, Texas OL Reginald Youngblood says an unofficial trip to Norman could happen soon.


Reginald Youngblood is a prototype offensive lineman that all college teams covet. Youngblood is a three-year starter who is projected as a tackle at the next level, but some college coaches feel he could play guard or center as well.

"I am being recruited more as a tackle and that is where I really want to play," said Youngblood. "I have always played tackle and that just seems to be the best fit for me. Wherever I go I will play wherever they want to play me, but every school is recruiting me to play offensive tackle."

They don't keep offensive line stats at Washington High, but Youngblood thought he had a pretty good junior year.

"I know that I did pretty well, but I wasn't keeping any numbers on the season or anything," said Youngblood. "I think I can both run and pass block equally well, and I like to do both pretty well. I gave up one sack last year, but it wasn't even my fault."

Youngblood can bench 315 pounds, squats 500 and he posted a super 28 1/2 inch vertical jump last year. Youngblood went to the Nike camp at Texas A&M last year and this year plans to return to that same camp and LSU camp as well. He also hopes to attend the OU spring game. Youngblood has been offered by 11 different schools at this point, but he has a definite early top five.

"I like LSU, Oklahoma, UT, Michigan and Iowa right now," said Youngblood. "Oklahoma has a good coach in Coach Stoops and they seem to have a good staff. They always seem to have a good team and always seem to play on television. I don't think there is any doubt that they have a good program.

"When I went to LSU on junior day I had a good time. The coaches seemed like they were really interested in me. It felt like home there and it didn't really seem any different than Houston. I had a real good time there.

"I plan to take all my visits and I plan to take my time with my decision. This decision is very important to me and I want to make sure I make the right one."

Youngblood has already qualified.

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