Reynolds Sees Opportunity

Jaz Reynolds is about to start his college journey when he arrives at the University of Oklahoma in June and because of a depleted depth chart at wide receiver he is hopeful that he can come in and make a push for some early playing time.

After signing a Letter of Intent with Oklahoma in February Jaz Reynolds, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Aldine Eisenhower High School in Texas was on campus to witness the defensively dominated Red-White Spring Game last month.

"It was a good game," Reynolds reminisced. "The defense was vicious and they just embarrassed the offense. It was hard for the offense to even move the ball. Sam (Bradford), Chris (Bown), DeMarco (Murray) and Jermaine (Gresham) did not really play the whole game, so that made it look a little worse, but if they would have played it would have been a better game."

Being on campus t watch the game and see the depth at wide receiver position has Reynolds thinking that he has a much better shot to see some early action.

"I saw that there was opportunity there," Reynolds explained. "I saw that Mossis Madu was playing in the slot at wide receiver, so that is when I realized really how shallow they were at receiver."

"Coach Norvell told me that I would be coming in and being second or third string to Adron (Tennell). So I will be behind Adron with the situation that happened to Corey (Wilson), so I will be behind him on the depth chart. I will have to come in and be a part of the rotation right away."

Seeing Corey Wilson on the OU sideline after suffering a horrible automobile accident on I-35 was also an eye opener for Reynolds.

"I have not met Corey, but to see him there was surprising, because I did not think he would have been able to come out. It was inspiring for me to see him and know that at any moment and that you have to be careful out there (in life)."

During his visit Reynolds spent some one-on-one time with 2010 recruits corner Tony Hurd and linebacker Shaun Lewis, who are both prospects being heavily recruited by the OU staff.

Reynolds feels like OU is a great school, but he is not in to putting pressure on the recruits to choose the Sooners.

"I take a laid back approach," stated Reynolds. "They (Toney and Shaun ) asked me about the school. They wanted to know so they asked me what it is like from a players standpoint, because all of the coaches are always going to tell you the same thing, because they want you to go to their school."

"I try to tell them as a friend what it is like so that they can make the best decision for themselves. They asked me if they would fit in at OU and things like that."

After meeting with the recruits Reynolds believes that the Sooners may have a better shot at landing Hurd over Lewis because of the fact that a number of top tier linebackers signed and already enrolled in the '09 class.

Reynolds is set to come in to OU this June and begin his college career.

"I am ready to come in and do what I need to do to help the Sooners win a National Championship!"


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