Wichita defensive end Michael Reynolds has become a bit of a hot name of late. The 6'4" 220 pound three star defensive end was offered by Kansas earlier on, but over the last month Rose Bowl Champion TCU and fellow Big 12 school Oklahoma State had jumped in the mix.
Reynolds recently visited Oklahoma State and TCU, with TCU coach Gary Patterson extending an offer in person this week. Reynolds did still have one visit to go and after a Turner Gill trip to Wichita and a Reynolds trip to Lawrence over the last week, it was enough to keep the talented prospect in state.
Reynolds made the decision known to the staff this morning after a Saturday that included lunch with Gale Sayers and front row seats to Kansas vs. Texas.
Obviously nothing is final until that paper is signed and delivered but it looks like Gill has won one of those battles for an in-state talent that he needs to win going forward. Reynolds has been praised for his athletic ability and speed. Add a little weight and spend some time developing the raw ability that he shows and this could be a talented player for Kansas.
For Gill and Kansas this is a good late pickup. It fits a need, it keeps a talented in-state prospect at home and it fits the type of player that coach Gill wants at Kansas.