Four-star DT Setting Rutgers Visit

Kevin McReynolds, a four-star defensive tackle from St. John's College High of Washington, D.C., is making sure he visit the Rutgers campus before he trims his list of suitors to 10. He was going to visit last weekend, but didn't make it. So, when is he set to visit now? And why does he find it so important to get to a campus he has never been to? McReynolds explains those things inside.

The style of program and the tight-knit family bond is something that draws recruits to Rutgers, and four-star defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds of St. John's College High (Washington, D.C.) is attracted to it for that reason.

Reynolds had to cancel a visit to Rutgers last weekend because of scheduling conflicts on the coaching staff, but he is hoping to make the trek there this coming weekend.

But with never having set foot on the campus, why is the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder so excited to set on visiting the campus?

"I guess it's the people, really,'' he said. "We have a lot of people from our conference that are going to play there next year, so it's kind of huge. A lot of people from this area have decided to go there, and I want to go see why.''

McReynolds plays in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, the same league that produced Rutgers signees Brandon Coleman of Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) and Lorenzo Waters of DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

Also, current Rutgers walk-on running back Tyronne Putman played in the WCAC. "I have to feel at home,'' McReynolds said. "It's got to have some great academic support. I have to like the overall people.''

McReynolds wants to major in business, and in February he told he wanted to own an entertainment business.

The heavily recruited McReynolds said he also has plans to visit Oregon, USC, UCLA and Arizona State in the summer, then addressed when his next list cut down will take place.

"Not yet, but very soon,'' he said. "I already came out with a top 20, and now I'm probably going to narrow it down to a top 10.''

After that, McReynolds will begin making decisions about official visits, but it will be a while before he decides on a school.

"I will not make a decision until either the UnderArmour All-American game or national signing day,'' McReynolds said. "I don't think it's going to be that simple for me.''

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