Contra Costa Junior College defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley has four official visits set. Who…
Pair of Contra Costa Defenders Visit
Reynolds, though, fell a bit short on his SAT, and wound up a non-qualifier. Now that he's completed a year of junior college at Contra Costa College, the he's starting to get even more attention, and this week, he hauled in his sixth offer, this one from California.
"It means a lot, being close to home, where my family can support me, and it's also nice to get an offer from my home state. I appreciate the offer," said Reynolds, who, along with a fellow Cal offeree -- Takkarist McKinley -- paid an unofficial visit to Berkeley on Thursday. "They were saying that they need me to come there, and make an impact. My teammate and I – Takkarist McKinley – they offered him, too, so we both went there today. They were telling us how they want us to be there and come make an impact with their school on the new D-line and everything. They're looking for big things for us."
Tate sees Reynolds as a prototypical three-technique defensive tackle, at 6-foot-5, 325 pounds.
"That's what coach Tate and I were discussing today. He looks at me as a three-technique. They like my quick step. They said I have a good first step, and that I'm very aggressive. I'm a good pass rusher, and that's what they really need, is a pass rusher."
What has McKinley – who committed to the Bears back in 2012, and was re-offered this spring – told Reynolds about the Bears?
"He said he loved it when he came out of high school, said it was a nice place to go, and said today that he likes the new coaching staff and the great facility and everything," Reynolds said.
Paling around with McKinley on Thursday wasn't the only thing on the agenda for Reynolds, who got his offer on Tuesday.
"I met the head coach, and coach [Fred] Tate, the D-line coach, and the D-coordinator and everything," Reynolds said. "I just talked to them, seeing how things are going down there, talked to the players and checked out the facility and everything."
Though he's a defensive player, Reynolds grew up watching the Bears, and some of their biggest offensive stars.
"I watched Cal. I know that Marshawn Lynch went there, DeSean Jackson – both of my favorite players went there – so I know a lot about Cal," Reynolds said. "I just went up to the school to see the facilities, and I really liked it a lot."
Reynolds hopes to graduate in December, and is taking summer courses to try and get that accomplished, but there is a possibility he won't graduate until May.
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