McReynolds Talks West Coast Visit

Washington D.C. defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds is wrapping up a trip out West, including a trip to UCLA and he talks about his time visiting the Pac-10 schools...

Washington (D.C.) St. John's defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds has offers from all over the country, so he's doing his part to see as many of the schools he can.

This past week, McReynolds was on the West Coast, taking in visits to Oregon, UCLA and USC while waiting to wrap it up with a trip to Arizona State.

The Scout 300 defensive tackle is enjoying his time out West.

"I'm at the airport, heading to Arizona State, and that's my last one before I head home," said McReynolds. "I just got done with Oregon and was at UCLA and USC before that."

McReynolds said that his visit to Eugene was a true highlight.

"Those facilities are the best in the nation, by far," said McReynolds. "They showed me a lot of their facilities and then they're building more facilities on top of that." McReynolds also spoke highly of the Ducks coaching staff.

"Coach Azz coached Dwight Freeney so he knows his stuff and I got to talk with Coach Chip Kelly for about an hour," said McReynolds.

McReynolds was down in Los Angeles prior to that.

"I got to both UCLA and USC while I was there," said McReynolds.

McReynolds said UCLA had as nice a campus as he'd seen.

"UCLA is as good a camps as there is in the country," said McReynolds. "It's in a great area and the coaches are great. I talked with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and the head coach himself took me around the campus and showed me around. Not many head coaches do that. He takes a lot of pride in that school since he graduated from there. I also got to talk with Coach (Todd) Howard for like two hours."

McReynolds also enjoyed his time at USC.

"Coach (Ed) Orgeron is an awesome guy, he's really cool," said McReynolds. "Coach (Lane) Kiffin, he's very focused and knows what he wants from SC. USC is a place, you don't go there if you don't want to be a part of that tradition. The tradition is what stands out for me."

McReynolds said that he's planning to return to the West Coast for official visits.

"I told Coach Kelly I was definitely coming back for an official visit to Oregon and I am also planning on visiting UCLA officially," said McReynolds.

McReynolds said he's not close to a decision and plans to take all five trips.


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