It was obviously apparent that receiver was a huge psotion of need for the 2009 recruting class, and the commitment of Jaz Reynolds, a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from Aldine Eisenhower in Texas ended up being a big one.
Heading in the 2009 season the Sooners only list Ryan Broyles and Adron Tennell as the only receivers on their roster that really received any significant amount of playing time, and there is not a lot of established depth behind them.
There are big hopes that youngsters like DeJuan Miller and Jameel Owens are ready to step up, but any receiver that can establish himself as a play making stretch the field type of impact player would likely earn a shot at immediate playing time.
Reynolds did not get as much publicity as his teammates Craig Loston and Greg Timmons, but he has a huge upside that could only be realized at a school that will consistently try to place the ball in his hands.
"Reynolds is on high school team loaded with talent. Slightly overshadowed by wide receiver teammate and Texas commit Greg Timmons, Reynold has stepped out of the shade and is casting his own light. His stock grown over the summer months as his camp performances have been nothing less then outstanding earning him the offer he has been waiting for. He quickly seized the opportunity." – Scout.com
Pro Comparison: Amani Toomer, New York Giants
Toomer is a guy who is often overshadowed by the players on his team, but all he does is make plays and score touchdowns. In his career he has racked up 9.497 yards and scored 54 touchdowns and made some huge plays to help the Giants to a Super Bowl win in 2008.
Reynolds on His Future:
"I really like the situation with the receiving corp," Reynolds admitted. "I fit in to the offense and have an opportunity for some playing time early on."
The Scout.com three-star prospect also liked the way that OU receiver coach Jay Norvell was straight up with him throughout the entire process.
"Coach Norvell is my position coach and he tells me like it is, and did not try to butter me up," Reynolds informed. "He never made me think there was a false hope. He told me the situation and after the situation with Josh Jarboe he told me that he was going to try to get me a scholarship."Jaz Reynolds Highlights: