November 4, 2010

All about family for Reynolds

Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley cornerback Jeremy Reynolds will be in Lubbock this weekend for his official visit to Texas Tech. The 2011 Tech commit has been to West Texas previously on an unofficial visit, but this time he's bringing his family to hopefully legitimize his decision.

"I've come out to Tech before on an unofficial visit, but this time is mostly for my mother and father. They haven't been out there yet and I just want to get them to see what Texas Tech is all about," Reynolds said. "I really loved it when I came out there for my unofficial visit, but I'm really wanting to see a game. I haven't had the chance to be at a home game yet so we're all really excited to see what it's all about this weekend. With it being a prime-time game against a top ranked opponent, I expect them to do it real big at the Jones."

"I'm really big on family so I just want to incorporate that in my decision. It's a big deal to get them out there for me because I really value their opinion. So, I'm excited to see what they think about it. Hopefully they'll confirm what I already know about Texas Tech. It's a great place to be."

Reynolds committed to the Red Raiders back in August after an unofficial visit. It sounds like he didn't hesitate in making his decision.

"It didn't take me long to know that I loved it. I liked the football facilities, of course. I also like the way Coach Tuberville talked to me about what he's got planned for the future of Texas Tech. He really got me excited," Reynolds said. "He talked to me about how he is trying to build up this program to another level and I just thought it would be really cool if I got to be a part of that. I know they're struggling some this year, but it usually happens like that when you've got a new staff. I think brighter days are coming soon."

The 5-foot-9, 163-pounder has been recruited by assistant coach Robert Prunty, as well as his positional coach Travaris Robinson. Reynolds says he's "tight" with both, and cites the "family feel" as a big part of why he chose Texas Tech.

"The coaches have created a really tight-knit environment with their team," he said. "I've gotten to know the other guys in our class also, and I'm happy to get to be a part of something special like that. They all sent me texts and emails welcoming me to the family after I committed. You don't find that kind relationship everywhere. Hopefully we'll get to talk down the road about establishing the foundation for what's going to be a really good program. I'm sold on Texas Tech all the way."

Reynolds committed to the Red Raiders over offers from Cal, East Carolina, New Mexico State, North Carolina State, Oregon State, and Towson.

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