The University of Virginia football program has addressed an important class of 2016 need in a big way within the past few months. Four offensive line commits – Indiana native Ben Knutson, Dillon Reinkensmeyer, Maryland native Stephen Spanellis and Florida native Grayson Stover – have joined the Hoos’ 2016 Class since the end of May. UVa went the furthest for Reinkensmeyer, a product of Valor Christian School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Air Force, Colorado and Colorado State were among the other schools that offered scholarships to Reinkensmeyer, who desired to leave his home state for college. Two trips to Charlottesville sealed the deal, and on June 29 he verbally committed to UVa.
Reinkensmeyer, who has played on the offensive line for three seasons, blends good size (6’5″ or 6’6″, 260-270 pounds) with impressive athletic ability for his size. A well-rounded athlete, Reinkensmeyer wrestles in addition to playing football. He has also been a competitive swimmer and basketball player. On the gridiron this past season he helped Valor Christian reach the Class 5A championship game, something the school has accomplished each of the past six seasons.
Reinkensmeyer took some time to discuss why he chose UVa, what his character is like, and more in this “Quick Take” feature.
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