UCLA Makes Reuland's Cut

Mission Viejo (Calif.) High's Konrad Reuland, the top tight end in the West, says that UCLA will be amongst his final six schools when he announces them next week.

Holding nearly 40 scholarship offers, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High tight end Konrad Reuland (6-6, 240) is at the point where he's telling several unlucky schools the bad news.

"I'll probably announce my six schools next week," said Reuland. "For right now, I want to be able to call all of the schools and let them know. I'm in the process of doing that right now."

Reuland wouldn't say who the six schools were, but did say that UCLA would definitely be one of them.

"Yeah, UCLA will be there. I was at the game on Saturday and I was really impressed with the way they played and how they used Marcedes Lewis in the offense. I got to go in the locker room after the game and be in there and it was really cool," said Reuland.

Reuland, the No. 2 ranked tight end in the nation by Scout.com, is being recruited by defensive coordinator Larry Kerr, who handles Orange County, tight ends coach Jon Embree and head coach Karl Dorrell.

"I've really gotten to know the coaching staff there and get along well with them. I talked a little bit with Chase (Moline) after the game and he's really loving it at UCLA and he's playing a lot. He started on Saturday and he's doing well," said Reuland.

Reuland was hoping to do a doubleheader of SoCal football but missed the USC game.

"We had just gotten off the freeway to go to the game, but my dad got called in to work so we had to go home," said Reuland.

While its speculative to say who Reuland's other five school schools are, many close to him say Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC are also involved.

Towards the end of summer, Reuland took an unofficial trip tour to Nebraska, Miami, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

He hasn't set up any official visits yet, planning to do those when the Diablos season is complete. Ranked No. 1 nationally by some polls, that would likely take him into mid-December when the CIF Southern Section playoffs end.

Like fellow recruit and teammate Chane Moline, Reuland isn't posting ridiculous numbers, primarily because they are blowing teams out and he's playing only half a game. On the year, Reuland has only five catches for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

"I'll take the wins over the stats. We didn't play all that well against Mater Dei, but we still beat them by six touchdowns. We just seem to be clicking," said Reuland.

As a junior, Reuland finished with 47 catches for 744 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Diablos.

Academically, Reuland has a 3.8 GPA and took the SAT in the spring.

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