THE NEXT LEVEL With Justin Reynolds
February 7, 2011
- Justin Reynolds
- 5’10″ 190 lbs
- Eastern Oregon University (Junior)
- Wide Receiver
- 3x Varsity Letterman
- 3x Offensive Player of the Game
- Offensive Captain ’09 Season
- Battle Ground (Class of 2008)
- 3x Varsity Letterman
- 1st Team GSHL All-League
- WIAA All Academic Team
- Scholar Athlete Award
- Shrine Game Starter
- Team Captain
- Tiger of the Year (BGHS MVP)
- Offensive Player of the Year (BGHS)
- National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee
What was your most memorable moment playing high school football?
Justin - My most memorable moment playing high school football was all the time and workouts me and one of my lifelong friends/ HS QB Seth Henderson put in during the off season and just all year really. No matter what the weather was like outside we would still go throw and run routes or run stadium stairs, things like that make you miss it all and make it all worth it. Also making the playoffs my sophomore year and traveling up to Seattle to play Edmonds-Woodway, and one game I had 3 catches for over 170 receiving and 3 touchdowns.
Did you have any game day/game time rituals in high school? If so, what were they?
Justin - Every Friday after school I’d go home, do my chores, get a good meal, than once I got to the locker room to suit up, see the trainer and get taped up and get my back rubbed out, I was silent and would play the game in my mind over a couple times and focus on what I needed to do, then take the field.
Who influenced you the most as a high school football player?
Justin - My QB Seth Henderson has been playing with him since 8th grade. Will Ephraim a coach who always had faith in me and gave me a chance, Manny Melo , and Reid Mcellrath other great athletes I looked up to and are good friends of mine..
How many different positions did you play from youth football through the end of your high school career? If you could have chosen another position other than quarterback, what would have it been?
Justin - I’ve Played TE, RB, FB, LB, DB and WR, Ive always wanted to be a WR.
Who is your favorite musical artist?
Justin - I have many, I like all kinds of music, Classic Rock, Rap, Country, Oldies, too many to say.
Compare your relationship with your high school teammates to that of your college teammates. Assuming that you grew up with most of your high school teammates for years prior to playing together with them, and your college teammates came from all over the country.
Justin - Umm, just different. I mean you go from a locker room with a bunch of high school guys to one with a bunch of grown men who are getting married, or having kids, just different.
Explain your recruiting process. How many schools did you visit? Did anything interesting happen during this process?
Justin - A lot of time and patience, I had to do a lot of it on my own, I visited about 4 schools talked with others, not anything real interesting, just met a lot of people asked a lot of questions and experienced the game atmosphere at the schools , picking a school is a very important decision.
What is your favorite TV show now?
Justin - ESPN Channel, The T.Ocho Show, History Channel, Animal Planet, Tosh.
What was your most memorable moment (so far) playing college football?
Justin - I have several, on our Home Coming my first season we beat #12 ranked Montana State Northern 45-12, Against Rocky Mountain College our offense put up 70 points and over 700 yards of total offense, I had 104 receiving yards that game, My very first collegiate game I caught 8 balls for 63 yards, and just in general the success our team, and myself, and being voted a captain my sophomore season. I can truly say I am blessed.
Do you have an iPhone?
Justin - Nope, At&t Mythic.
What was your most embarrassing moment playing high school football?
Justin - If I dropped a pass, it embarrassed me because I was letting my team, QB, and myself down.
What was your most embarrassing moment playing college football??
Justin - I misjudged a ball in the sun and did not make the catch once.
Xbox, PS3, or Wii? What is your favorite game?
Justin - College Student don’t have the money for neither of those I stick to the PS2 and N64 ha ha But I’d take a PS3, Any kind of tactical games or sports games, Metal Gear Solid, NCAA, Maddden etc..
Explain a typical week during football season with class, practice, game, other time.
Justin - In season, class in morning and afternoon, tape/dress after last class, unit/WR meetings, pre-practice, practice, training room, maybe a quick lift, go home do homework cook some dinner, bed, wake up do it all over again. On game day on Saturdays, if away we leave Thursday night at 12:00 am and stay in hotel, then Sundays after game training room check in, film on game, track/weight room workout.
What would you tell young kids entering high school is the most important thing (besides school) they need to do to become an elite level player?
Justin - Grades, Grades, Grades, one of the first things college coaches asked my when I met them was, ” Whats your GPA?, Whats your SAT’s?” Very important, no matter how young you are Freshman or Senior it adds up in the end.
What was your favorite TV show in high school?
Justin - ESPN channel and movies
Do you prefer Madden or NCAA? Why?
Justin - I like both, but probably Madden. It shows the names of the players while playing, other than that the games are just about identical.
Who influenced you the most as a college football player?
Justin - I am self drive, my mom, some coaches I’ve had through high school, and my grandma above who loved the game of football, God bless.
How much college football do you get to watch during the season? (not counting film sessions)
Justin - All the highlights and things after games
Do you have any game day/game time rituals in college? If so, what were they?
Justin - Silent and Focused, I like to go through a pregame workout I have in the weight room to get the blood flowing and a little sweat going, and listen to the ipod , and go out on the field and run some routes with the QB’s.
How often do you make it back to Battle Ground?
Justin - When I can and am not working. My family comes to all the home games and some of the away ones as well which is very important. I love the family and they are always there and are my biggest supporters.