(UPDATE: 3:35p The Fizz has spoken to McReynolds’ high school coach Tom Patterson, who says he is unaware of any decision that’s been made. When told a report yesterday had floated that the DT had made up his mind, Patterson responded, “If that’s true, that’s news to me.” Patterson spoke to McReynolds’ last night, who told him he had not reached a decision.)
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Two different reports surfaced yesterday concerning the commitment of Syracuse recruit Kevin McReynolds, one that he has made a decision, the other that he has not. According to Scarlet Nation, the four-star defensive tackle has made up his mind but not alerted the schools. MaxPreps, however, says all four of the finalists are still in the running. We do know the enigma that is K-Mac will make his decision public by Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
The latter report would simply reinforce what has become the company line for McReynolds: Syracuse, UCLA, Kansas State and Mississippi State all still have a chance. However, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if K-Mac has made his decision and simply doesn’t want to tip his hand. The Fizz believes he is leaning toward the Bulldogs.
From Scarlet Nation: “A process that started with more than 15 scholarship offers has now been trimmed to one. Four-star defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds has reached a decision on where he’ll play his college football. Of course, there’s a catch, though. With Wednesday’s National Signing Day peaking over the horizon, just which school the touted lineman has chosen has become a bit of a family secret.”
Even if McReynolds decides on playing in the nation’s best conference or in the SoCal sunshine, once again Doug Marrone has clearly made strides for Syracuse recruiting. He is battling to the end on elite prospects like McReynolds, who says he’s made a personal connection with all the schools.
“I don’t like letting people down. I have strong relationships with all four coaches. We’ve talked for almost two years. That’s the tough part of it. But ultimately I need to evaluate what’s best for me.”
McReynolds plans on calling all four coaches tomorrow night to alert them of his decision. So expect the destination of the nation’s #5 defensive tackle to leak around then. If the Orange can steal him away, it will be the recruiting coup of Marrone’s tenure thus far.