McReynolds Talks About First Visit

Washington D.C. defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds took his first official visit this weekend and it was to UCLA, and he talks about his time in Westwood and Pasadena...

Washington (D.C.) St. John's Prep defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds has taken numerous unofficial visits throughout the last year.

But it wasn't until this past weekend that the four-star took his first official visit.

McReynolds visited UCLA to kick start his visit cycle.

"I loved it, it was great," said McReynolds. "The weather was good, the people and the coaches were really cool. There is not too much bad I can say, if anything."

McReynolds said the time spent with the players was what he enjoyed specifically on this visit.

"I was there during the summer, but this time, I got to spend more time with the players, and related to people. Something that I wanted to do was see if I relate to them and I did," said McReynolds.

A Beltway native was his host, Aramide Olaniyan and he also had Jordan Zumwalt as a host.

"AO was real cool and I also talked a lot with Donovan Smith (a Maryland native on an official)," said McReynolds. "We're pretty close and he's not too far from me. We've talked about the possibility of playing together in college, and it's something we'd like to see happen but we both have to make the right decisions for us."

McReynolds said most of his time with spent with defensive line coach Todd Howard, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and head coach Rick Neuheisel.

He also hit it off with UCLA's committed quarterback, Brett Hundley.

"Brett was working it and doing his thing with the other uncommitted recruits," said McReynolds. "I think he could be the savior of UCLA with his attitude towards a lot things. He'll be great for UCLA in general. He's definitely got that quarterback mentality. You never mind playing with a guy like that."

McReynolds will get his chance to next month, playing with Hundley at the UnderArmour All-American Game in Orlando.

But he won't be making a decision by then.

"I'm still going to visit all five schools, so this weekend, I'm going to Syracuse," said McReynolds. "Then I'll visit South Carolina, Oregon and Arkansas in January."


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