Reynolds Discusses WFU Commitment

Wake Forest picked up commitment #5 this past as speedy Florida running back Orville Reynolds committed to play for Coach Grobe's program. Reynolds spoke with DeaconSports this week to talk about his commitment to the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest added a commitment from Florida speedster Orville Reynolds this past week. A 5'8, 175 pounds, Reynolds is a smaller, quicker back who models his game a lot like one of the NFL's top running backs.

"I'd say I'm like Chris Johnson," he said. "I use my speed a lot to make things happen. I stick my foot in the ground and go north. I wouldn't call myself a scat back but I go vertical."

Reynolds is also non-stop, as evidenced by his nickname. "The name everyone calls me is "Motor," he said. "I never really stop. My motor just keeps going and never turns off and I'm constantly motivated."

Reynolds noted that he plays both running back and wide receiver at the high school level. However, the Demon Deacons recruited him at running back and Reynolds will likely be Wake's lone tailback recruit in the class of 2011. "They want to see me at tailback spot," he said of the Demon Deacon staff. "They want to keep speed back there so they'll have me there and also in for special teams."

<>P> Despite receiving offers from Marshall, Utah State, Colorado State, Louisiana Lafayette, and heavy interest from Cincinnati, Florida State, and Florida, it was Wake Forest that was able to land Reynolds' commitment.

" Wake seemed the most interested and most excited so they were a good option up front," he said. "They really made it feel like home. They made me feel comfortable and not just like another player. They made it seem like I was already a brother to the family. I met with Coach Mac, Coach Mitchell, Coach Barclay, and some of the player coming in. I met with C.J. Washington on the team and another player coming in named Bud (Merrill Noel) from Pahokee."

According to Reynolds, his commitment to Wake Forest is solid. "I was definitely wanting to pull the trigger early so I could devote my time to my high school team," said Reynolds. " I didn't want to be in the season and take visits to different states during the season and not be there for my team every single day. I don't want to be the guy that misses practices. It was for my team plus Wake Forest has shown a lot of love and I really loved it there. I didn't feel like there was any point in waiting."

As a junior, Reynolds had almost 1,400 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns. He also returned a kick for a touchdown and intercepted a couple of passes at free safety.


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