DL with Coug offer plays low to ground

WASHINGTON STATE's recruiting emphasis from here on out, with 10 known verbal commitments already in the fold, figures to be on the defensive and offensive lines. One d-line prospect with a crimson offer is ranked among the West's Top Ten at his position by Scout.com.

Deonte Reynolds (6-5, 295) is classified as a defensive tackle by Scout.com. And he's taller than the prototypical nose tackle (6-3, 300) in a Mike Breske 3-4 defense.

But he plays more like 6-3.

"In the drills, he showed good agility and footwork and does a good job of playing low," Scout.com's Brandon Huffman said of Reynolds at the Oakland NIKE camp last month. "Deonte Reynolds also looked good throughout the day, with good size and strength and pretty good athleticism."

WITH HIS SKILLS SET, Reynolds could be a very large run-stopping defensive end at the next level in a 3-4, and WSU has talked to him about that possibility. He said he enjoys playing both outside and inside and has no preference between the two.

Reynolds is a man of few words.

"I like the coaches there," said Reynolds of Washington State.

He holds offers from three Pac-12 schools in Washington State, UW and Colorado, as well as an offer from UNLV. Other schools showing interest include ASU, Oregon and Boise State.

With July nearly here, he said he has no unofficial visit plans scheduled for the near future.

"I talk to (schools) about once a week... some schools maybe every other week... It's good, we just talk," said Reynolds.

REYNOLDS SAID HIS decision timetable is likely far down the road.

"Whenever it happens, it happens," said Reynolds.

Reynolds is ranked three stars and the No. 45 defensive tackle prospect nationally by Scout.com.

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