Lots of recruits are taking the fast lane to commitments this day. Not three-star DE Zyun Reeves (6-7 245) of Kernersville, NC. He’s got offers from USC, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Michigan, Michigan State, Syracuse, Florida State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, East Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Virginia, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and others. He’s not ready to trim his list and he’s not rushing to a decision. In his mind, he’s just getting started.
“Still in the process of enjoying it, basically still in the beginning,” Reeves said. “I’ll probably start to cut down schools in July. I’ve only been in it for a couple of months, so I’m just trying to see who is really out there for me.”
USC is definitely one of those schools out there for him. He cited the Gamecocks, Florida State, Michigan and Virginia as four which have been pushing hard to this point in the process. In fact, the Gamecocks were the ones to get the ball rolling for him in recruiting.
“I’m hearing good things, they were my first offer,” Reeves said. “We had a connection early. They send me stuff every day. I talk to coach Kyle Krantz and Coach (Tracy) Rocker a lot. Coach Rocker calls me and checks on me and tells me about the defense and their front and that they need me. He likes my size and my upside, and that I’m athletic and can move around at the size that I am.”
Though he’s not to the point of naming favorites, Reeves does hold USC in high regard. He visited last season for the Appalachian State game and that’s when he got his offer from Will Muschamp.
“I feel good about them,” Reeves said. “Coach Rocker is a cool guy. He’s real down to earth, like a regular person. South Carolina shows lots of love. I see that they are very dominant on defense, and they could potentially help me get to the level I need to be at, and develop me and get to the next level.”
Reeves also has taken unofficial visits to Florida State, Tennessee, North Carolina and NC State. He wants to get his list down to five and then take his official visits with those schools. And USC is in a good position to get one. And from those visits, he’ll make his decision during his season.
“Based on basically where I feel I’ll be at home, and the people and the vibes,” Reeves said. “And where I know for sure I can make it to the NFL.”
Last season Reeves had 88 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He also had 18 quarterback hurries and 8 pass deflections. He’s ranked the #45 strongside defensive end in the country in the 247Sports Composite and the #38 prospect in North Carolina.