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Waukee offensive lineman Reynolds commits after weekend visit

[ 0 ] January 26, 2014 |

The scholarship offer came, and Ross Reynolds did not hesitate.

Reynolds, an offensive lineman from Waukee, said Sunday he will play football for Iowa after making a visit over the weekend.

“It feels pretty awesome,” Reynolds said. “It’s nice to kind of get it all over with and I made the right decision.”

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Reynolds is a late edition to the Hawkeyes’ 2014 recruiting class.

National signing day is Feb. 5.

“(Iowa coaches) kind of hinted at the fact they wanted to offer,” Reynolds said. “They didn’t know how everything was going to work out.”

Reynolds previously visited Northern Iowa and Western Illinois.

He was a three-year starter for Waukee, earning all-state honors. Reynolds is ranked among the state’s top 10 prospects by Rivals.com.

His first contact with Iowa came when he was a high school sophomore, but things really heated up in recent weeks.

The Hawkeye staff will determine in the next few days whether Reynolds will be on scholarship immediately, or spend a semester as a gray shirt.

“I’ll know before signing day,” Reynolds said, “but no matter what, I’m still committed.”

Another possible snag came earlier this month when Brian Ferentz, Iowa’s offensive line coach, was being mentioned as a possible candidate to join the Houston Texans’ staff.

“I talked personally with him about it,” Reynolds said. “And he says he’s not going anywhere.

“For him to say that, it really means a lot.”

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