News:Orville Reynolds has spent the spring learning the role of a wide receiver, notes the Winston-Salem Journal.
Analysis: With leading receiver Michael Campanaro missing spring due to ankle surgery, Orville Reynolds has turned some heads. Wake needs to replace their second leading receiver from a year ago (Terence Davis,) and Reynolds looks like he's got a shot to slide into Davis' role.
News:Orville Reynolds has seen reps at flanker this week, notes the Winston-Salem Journal.
Analysis:Orville Reynolds has been passed in the backfield by Deandre Martin, largely because he's struggled in pass protection. With injuries to Terence Davis (shoulder) and Matt James (collarbone,) Reynolds might see more action Saturday against Army than he's seen all season.
News:Orville Reynolds didn't receive a carry Saturday against North Carolina, the second consecutive week he's failed to record a touch.
Analysis:Orville Reynolds showed potential last season, but has clearly been passed by Deandre Martin.
News:Orville Reynolds only saw the field during special teams play against Liberty on Saturday, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.
Analysis:Orville Reynolds' lack of playing time was due to concerns about his pass protection skills. This is certainly not a good sign that Reynolds saw no action with starter Josh Harris out due to a concussion, and struggling with pass protection against Liberty isn't encouraging either.
News: Wake Forest running back Brandon Pendergrass ran for 125 yards and a touchdown against Maryland.
Analysis: Another impressive performance for Wake's newly labeled starter. This speaks as much to Maryland's horrid rush defense as anything, as freshman Orville Reynolds gained 63 yards on 11 carries. Still, Josh Harris remains out and Pendergrass is in a groove. He's an interesting option next week against Vanderbilt.
News: Wake Forest running back Brandon Pendergrass will start again this Saturday against Maryland. Orville Reynolds is expected to serve as the backup.
Analysis: There has been no update on Josh Harris (hamstring), but the above is a pretty good indicator that he probably won't play.
News: Wake Forest running back Josh Harris is still dealing with an injured hamstring, and is unlikely to play Saturday night against Notre Dame.
Analysis: Harris reinjured his hammy against North Carolina, and an MRI revealed a strain. Brandon Pendergrass will start, and head coach Jim Grobe is giving very real consideration to pulling freshman Orville Reynolds' redshirt. At this point, I'd like to pat myself on the back for my preseason preview of Harris. Reynolds is a name to target in dynasty leagues with Pendergrass set to graduate.