October 22, 2007

Former four-star tight end checks out CU

Konrad Reuland, who decided to quit the Notre Dame football team earlier this fall, recently enrolled at Saddleback College which is located in his hometown of Mission Viejo, Calif.

Let his "re-recruitment" begin.

"I just went out and checked out Colorado on an official visit this last weekend," he explained.

What stood out to Reuland about the Buffaloes?

"A lot of things," he said. "I liked the coaching staff. I liked Coach Hawkins and Coach Riddle, the tight ends coach. I loved the area. I loved the school itself, where it is located and everything.

"I like that their program is on the way up. And after this year they won't have much depth at tight end."

Reuland does not currently have any other trips lined up. But he does plan to take more.

"I actually couldn't be contacted by colleges until a couple days ago because that is when my classes started," Reuland explained. "So I'll know a lot more about my recruiting in the coming weeks.

"I am just going to take my time with it and try to make an informed decision. I'm planning on taking a lot of trips over the course of this school year just to see the schools, get a feel for the coaching staffs, the players, the school. I don't have a time table for when I will make a commitment. I am just going to take my time and check out some schools."

His younger brother Warren Reuland has already verbally committed to play his college football at Stanford. "That is a school that has shown interest and I am interested in them as well," he said when asked about the Cardinal. "So that will definitely be something I'll be looking at."

Reuland needs to earn his AA degree before transferring to his college of choice. "It will take me through the spring to get that so I won't be ready to [transfer] until the summer for preseason camp," he explained. "I will then have three years to play two. I still have my redshirt year."

Reuland was ranked by Rivals.com as the third best tight end prospect from the Class of 2006. Coming out of high school, he held offers from nearly every prestigious program in the country.

"I think what separates me from most other tight ends is my ability to not only run, stretch the field and catch passes but be a consistent blocker as well," he said. "I am a pretty balanced tight end."

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