Cougar Kickoff Countdown: 78 Days & Lance Reynolds

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

There are 78 days left in the Cougar Kickoff Countdown!

Recruiting stories are a lot of fun, as long as they work out right for your team. Former coach and player, #78, Lance Reynolds dealt with some indecision in committing to BYU in the early '70's. Although he signed a letter with BYU, he and his mom signed another letter with Cal a short time later. His dad wasn't too happy about it when he found out and Lance suspects that he gave LaVell Edwards a phone call about it. LaVell called him and asked to not make a decision until he could take Lance out to dinner the next day. Lance agreed.

LaVell showed up and hung out with the family and then suggested they go get dinner. LaVell promptly drove him in his Volkswagen to McDonald's and said, "Order whatever you want." LaVell's way of recruiting, especially compared to the prime rib he was fed by the staff at Cal and the Porsche he was escorted around town in, wasn't very flashy. But, Reynolds chose to play for LaVell and BYU for the same reason many other recruits made the same decision over flashier programs. Reynolds trusted LaVell and for that reason he placed a great deal of confidence in him.

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