Hudson Reynolds, a senior at Bainbridge High School, signed a letter of intent to become a preferred walk-on on the University of Georgia football team.
There is no athletic scholarship money involved, however, Reynolds will get to join the 2015 team’s training schedule as soon as he enrolls at UGA.
Bainbridge Head Football Coach Jeff Littleton prefaced the signing ceremony by emphasizing that Reynolds “took care of his classroom work,” in addition to his football, in order to have the opportunity at a major Southeastern Conference school. BHS Principal Tommie Howell called Reynolds a great student and in fact, Reynolds will be eligible for both the HOPE Scholarship, based on his grades, and the Zell Miller Scholarship, based on Reynolds’ high score on the ACT test.
Reynolds is 6’4″ tall and weighs about 215 pounds. While he played defensive end in high school, Coach Littleton said Reynolds may be more suited as a tight end in college football. Littleton surmised that UGA coaches who looked at Reynolds’ high school game film were probably impressed by his athleticism and his ability to be a wide blocker.
“Hudson’s speed has improved dramatically within the last year, and he’s been doing a lot of offseason work on long snapping, which could make him a valuable special teams player,” Coach Littleton said.
Reynolds’ father, Edward Reynolds, said plans are for Hudson to enroll at UGA this summer. Hudson plans to study pre-medicine at UGA.
One of Hudson’s cousins, Ben Reynolds, was a walk-on center for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2009-2012. Hudson’s older brother, Griffin Reynolds, was a four-year member of UGA’s Marching Red Coats band.