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BC joins the crowd of Reynolds' suitors

Boston College is the latest Division I school to offer Eric Reynolds, Central Bucks South's electrifying tailback, a football scholarship.

Boston College is the latest Division I school to offer Eric Reynolds, Central Bucks South's electrifying tailback, a football scholarship.

On Nov. 9, BC assistant Jeff Comissiong was in Warrington to watch Reynolds play Haverford High in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff game.

"I was happy about the offer but surprised," Reynolds said. "Boston College was sending letters here and there, but that was about it."

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Reynolds also has scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Connecticut, Delaware, Temple and Toledo. The senior said he will visit Temple the weekend next weekend, and will head to Boston College a week later.

In 12 games this season, Reynolds rushed for 2,830 yards and scored 38 touchdowns. He ran for 35 scores, caught a pair of TD passes, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Reynolds was clocked at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash at a recruiting combine. Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Rutgers have expressed varying degrees of interest. Penn State assistant Mike McQueary was on hand for the Titans' 34-7 win over Haverford.

Last Monday, C.B. South coach Bart Szarko received a phone call about Reynolds from Kentucky assistant David Lockwood.

C.B. South tight end/defensive end John Jackson and running back/defensive back Colin Donnelly are receiving looks from mostly Division I-AA programs, including Delaware and William and Mary.

Following big brother.

Mark Wedderburn, a 6-7, 238-pound tight end and defensive end for Cardinal O'Hara, has orally committed to Penn State.

Wedderburn's brother, Floyd, starred as an offensive lineman for Upper Darby and Penn State. Floyd, a 6-5, 330-pounder, went on to play three seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.

Mark Wedderburn helped O'Hara post a 6-6 record and advance to the Catholic League Red Division semifinals. He also considered Florida, Louisville, Rutgers and Tennessee.

Recruiting trail.

Council Rock North kicker Patrick Campbell, who booted nine fields goals and was 16 for 16 on point-after attempts this season, has received interest from Maryland, South Carolina and West Virginia. Locally, Delaware and Villanova have been in contact. . . . Brown, Cornell and Penn are among the Ivy League schools looking at Chestnut Hill Academy tailback Rashad Campbell. Albany, Colgate, Lafayette and Richmond are other possibilities for the 5-8, 172-pound speedster.

This and that.

In leading Downingtown West to a 10-2 record, Nolan Kearney completed 145 of 238 passes (60.9 percent) for 2,259 yards and 21 TDs. He rushed for 555 yards and nine scores. . . . D.J. Draus, who quarterbacked Quakertown to a 52-45, six-overtime win against Pennridge on Thanksgiving in 2000, is now an assistant football coach for Snow Hill High in Maryland. He is the Eagles' defensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. . . . In 11 games this season, Perkiomen Valley junior Zach Zulli passed for 2,156 yards and 26 TDs. . . . Quakertown's Jordan Waxman averaged 39 yards per punt (with a long of 61 yards). He hit four field goals, finishing his career with 16.

Subjective top 10.

Making our way through the defensive positions, we move to the area's top linebackers:


Andrew Hodges

, Ridley, senior.


Chris Spence

, Frankford, senior.


Bob DeLucas

, Archbishop Wood, senior.


Geoff Prather

, Archbishop Carroll, senior.


Mike Pereira

, St. Joseph's Prep, junior.


Marquese Sanders

, West Catholic, senior.


Nik Hecht

, Souderton, senior.


Cody Fleming

, Upper Perkiomen, senior.


Greg Marenic

, Ridley, senior.


T.J. Cook

, Central Bucks South, senior.