LUBBOCK, Texas — Defensive back Jeremy Reynolds has given his verbal commitment to Texas Tech after visiting Lubbock on Saturday for an unofficial visit.
Reynolds and a friend dropped by Tech's first fall practice to get a look at the new Red Raiders and he said he was quite impressed with the team.
"I'm excited," he said. "I think this is the right place for me."
Reynolds (5-9, 170) is quite the speedy cornerback for Dudley High School (Greensboro, North Carolina). He is currently listed as running a 4.4, 40-yard dash at Duke's camp last month.
"That's about what I usually run," he said. "I want to get even faster."
He originally committed to Oregon State earlier this year but recently decommitted after his interest in Tech and coach Tommy Tuberville continued to grow.
"I just really felt better about Texas Tech the more I thought about it," he said. "Coach (Mike) Riley and everyone at Oregon State are great and it's a great school. But after talking to coach Tuberville and coach (Robert) Prunty and coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson), this just really feels like the pace where I want to be."
Reynolds is the 18th commitment in Tuberville's 2011 class, which now ranks No. 15 – tied with Florida State – in the latest Scout.com team rankings. More on Reynolds later today.