"If UCLA offers me, I would commit," Reardon said. "(Former UCLA defensive line) Coach (Thurmond) Moore had been recruiting me but they changed their whole staff around. I got invited to Junior Day there on March 4th and I plan to go. They are my leader," said Reardon.
As a junior, Reardon had over 80 tackles and 8 sacks despite suffering a leg injury in the final week of the season.
Reardon, who played basketball quite a bit growing up, said he had received a few looks to play hoops in college, but is starting to get a sense of his future. "I'm open to everything, especially since some colleges have looked at me for basketballl," said Reardon. "But it looks like I'm going to go on a football scholarship."
Reardon was a frequent guest at Bruin games in the Rose Bowl this past year and his teammate, quarterback Aaron Corp, is one of the Bruins targets at quarterback (In a recent story, Corp told us of his early preference for the Bruins: Corp Story)
"Aaron and I have talked a lot about playing together at the same college," said Reardon, who will also spend time at tight end for Orange Lutheran this fall and be on the receiving end of Corp's passes.
Reardon said he would like to make an early decision and get his commitment out of the way. His family is hoping he stays out west. "They would prefer me to stay out here, but they'll go with what I decide," Reardon said.
Reardon plans to attend the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles and the Nike Camp in Los Angeles as well.
Academically, Reardon has a 3.9 GPA and will take the SAT in March.