Recruiting: Reggie Youngblood Talks Top Five

Houston Washington OT <b>Reggie Youngblood</b> is arguably the top offensive line prospect in the nation. You just don't see 6-5, 285-pound kids with his work ethic, technique, balance, get-off and athleticism rolled up into one dominating package. Many teams consider him the crown jewel of the 2005 recruiting class and he has pared his gargantuan list of suitors to a solid final five.

"It's (recruiting process) definitely getting hectic again," Reggie Youngblood said. "A lot of teams have called since September 1st and they're leaving messages because I haven't been available to take most of the calls."

Narrowing down his list could limit some of those calls as the Lone Star State's No. 3 did just that when he gave us a top five.

"Yes, I have a top five," said Youngblood who opened the season last week with at least five pancakes. "In no certain order, it's Miami (Mario Cristobal), Oklahoma (Kevin Wilson), Texas (Mike Haywood), LSU (Travis Jones) and Florida State (Kevin Steele)."

Official visit agenda?

"I'm trying to set up official visits to Oklahoma and Miami," Youngblood said. "I don't have the dates set, but I've been trying to get those set up. I'll try to set the other official visits up later."

A topic of interest has been whether or not the prototypical left tackle prospect will officially visit the in-state Longhorns.

"I believe I just might give them an official," Youngblood said, "Still trying to figure it all out, but I think I probably will. I'd like to go to the Banquet Weekend they have and use my official then. If I just take an unofficial, though, I think I'll still try to take it that same weekend also."

And the others in good shape for officials would be LSU and Florida State, who are also in his top five.

On another note, Youngblood was recently recognized and selected for the U.S. Army All-American Game.

"Ahh man, it was great," he said about being picked to play in the East-West All-Star game. "I can't even explain how I was feeling. I'm just honored by it all. And, it's going to be a lot of fun."

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