SAN ANTONIO — Las Vegas linebacker Ryan Reynolds talks about his plans to commit during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl as well as his thoughts on Wisconsin and Oklahoma during an exclusive OUInsider.com interview.
OUInsider.com: Are you still planning to choose between Oklahoma and Wisconsin during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday?
Reynolds: "Yeah. That's still the plan."
OUInsider.com: Right now, do you know what school you will attend?
Reynolds: "Yeah. I've probably known where I'm going for a week or so. But I have been going back and forth a lot. Sometimes I think I know where I'm going, then I talk to certain coaches and I switch my mind. Now, I think I have a solid idea."
OUInsider.com: Earlier this week your dad was quoted as saying that you could "flip a coin" to decide the school you will attend. Is that accurate?
Reynolds: "He was just making a suggestion, because I'm always back and forth on schools."
OUInsider.com: How does Saturday look for Oklahoma in terms of your decision?
Reynolds: "Good. I still really like it. I plan on making my decision at the game."
OUInsider.com: What about for Wisconsin?
Reynolds: "It's still good for them. I really like Coach Bielema (Wisconsin's defensive coordinator) and that whole program when I was out there."
OUInsider.com: What does Oklahoma have that Wisconsin does not?
Reynolds: "The prestige obviously as well as how big the program is and everything right now."
OUInsider.com: What does Wisconsin have that Oklahoma does not have?
Reynolds: "Not much really, but they do have Coach Bielema. I just like him. It's hard to explain, but the way he's recruited me and talked to my family and things, we've built a close relationship."
OUInsider.com: Because of your strong relationship with Coach Venables, you have long been considered a "lean" to Oklahoma. Where does that stand right now?
Reynolds: "It still stands good…(laughing)."
OUInsider.com: Oklahoma has received commitments from two linebackers in Antonio Clay and Lamont Robinson recently. Does that concern you?
Reynolds: "Not at all. The things that Coach Venables is drawing up fit me real well. He wants me to play weakside linebacker."
OUInsider.com: Will playing as a freshman be factor in the school you choose?
Reynolds: "No. I just want the chance to go in there and compete."
OUInsider.com: Any words for OU fans regarding Saturday?
Reynolds: "Just make sure you're watching the game…(laughing)."
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