Klemm's new prospect

Taylor Reich

San Diego (Calif.) Westview offensive tackle Taylor Reich has the size to be a college lineman already. At 6-foot-7, 290 pounds, no wonder multiple programs have offered and SMU has targeted the senior.

San Diego (Calif.) Westview offensive tackle Taylor Reich has the size to be a college lineman already. At 6-foot-7, 290 pounds, no wonder multiple programs have offered and SMU has targeted the senior.

"They haven't offered yet, but they asked for a game film and my transcripts. They sort of surprised me a few weeks ago with a call and that was the first I had heard from them. Coach Klemm said if he saw what he saw last year that I should have a offer soon," said Reich to PonyStampede.com. "Right now, UTEP has offered, Nevada has verbaled. Teams showing interest are SMU, UNLV, WSU, UCLA, USC, and Arizona."

Reich camped at both USC and UCLA and also at San Diego State this past summer. He plans to take as many visits as he can, preferably all five, and has an ideal time frame for when he wants to announce his decision.

"I don't plan of committing anywhere until the season is over, but plans can change. I've heard a lot of good things about Dallas, and I want to check out the school," said Reich. "I do know that SMU is a school that competes every year and has a strong class coming in in 2011. That definitely excites me."

At this point, Reich is planning to visit SMU sometime in the next couple of months.

"I really like a guy like Coach Klemm, he seems fired up about the program and although young, I think he knows a lot about what it takes to be a linemen and what you have to do to get to the next level," said the Cali product. "From what I have talked to him about and heard from family and friends, he really knows his stuff. I know that not only he played for Coach Jones, but won Super Bowls with the Patriots in the NFL."

Academically, Reich has a 3.0 and his SAT/ACT is still pending.

"I want a place where I can get a good education as well as play football to my highest expectations. A place where I can see myself fitting into not only the football program, but the school and the city."

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