Two favorites for Reynolds

Oak Creek, Wis., athlete has three written offers; is waiting anxiously for Wisconsin to deliver

Victor Reynolds has three of what he considers to be firm scholarship offers. But the 6-foot, 190-pound class of 2007 cornerback prospect would really like to have his fourth offer, which has merely been granted to him verbally, in writing so he can hold it in his hands.

"It would feel better," Reynolds acknowledged.

As he expected, Reynolds, who attends Oak Creek (Wis.) High School, spoke with University of Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema this week. But Reynolds came away from the conversation somewhat confused.

"Actually I really don't know (if I have a scholarship offer)," Reynolds said. "Coach Bielema, he really didn't make it clear. All he said was basically I've got to hold to my side of the bargain on grades.

"He kind of like offered me verbally but he said he has to write it out…

"He said that I'm offered (but) he was like, make sure I hold up to my end of the bargain. He said he has it written out from him, (defensive backs coach Kerry) Cooks and (tight ends coach and in-state recruiter Bob) Bostad… and they'll be sending" the written offer in the mail.

"I would like to receive the letter," Reynolds said. "It would put me in a comfort zone by just receiving the letter."

Reynolds has written offers from Nebraska, Minnesota and Illinois. He said that once he receives a written offer from Wisconsin, he will focus his attention on two schools.

"I like basically Nebraska and basically the Badgers," Reynolds said. "I'm open to everybody but I think highly of those two schools."

"When I get the (Wisconsin) offer that should limit my options a lot," he added. "When I get the Wisconsin offer I'll really start focusing on just Wisconsin and Nebraska, instead of Illinois and Minnesota included.

"As soon as Wisconsin offers that is going to take somebody right out of there. That would be Illinois and Minnesota."

What does Reynolds like about Nebraska?

"I like Coach Callahan," Reynolds said, referring to Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan. "He's a nice guy. I went up there last year… I toured their facilities on my own time. I like the way they play football up there. I like the coach."

What does Reynolds think about potentially receiving his desired written offer from Wisconsin?

"I love the Badgers," he said. "They are an in-state school. I would like to play for the Badgers. But I don't know, it seemed like Bielema, that he is scared to offer me for some odd reason. I really would like to go to Wisconsin but I don't know."

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