February 3, 2013

MSU Commits: Dantonio likes Reschke's speed, intensity

This is the eighth in a SpartanMag.com series profiling the latest on Michigan State's 2013 verbal commitments, with insight from the commitments' high school coaches:

  • Name: Jon Reschke
    Jon Reschke and his Birmingham Brother Rice coach Al Fracassa are hoping he'll be the latest in a long line of successful recruits to appear on the gridiron at Michigan State University from the Warrior program.

    The 6-foot-2, 229-pound linebacker had one interception this past year but had 86 unassisted tackles and 47 assisted tackles for 133 total. That's an increase from 69 unassisted tackles and 71 assists for 140 in 2011 and 33 unassisted and 45 assisted in 2010. Reschke had seven career sacks including four as a senior.

    "He's been our leading tackler the last two years. He's a very good football player with good speed. He's a big kid. He runs well, he comes from a good family," Fracassa said. "His dad was a walk-on at Michigan State. This kid is a tremendous athlete and is concentrating on football now. I hope he does well.

    "Most of the boys I've sent to Michigan State have done pretty well. Charlie Gantt was one of my boys, recently. I'm very happy about the kids who have gone to Michigan State."

    Fracassa liked Reschke's leadership qualities that he presented at Brother Rice.

    "He's very good with his teammates," Fracassa said. "He loves the game. He's been playing since he was a little kid. His dream was to play college. If he doesn't get hurt, he'll go far. He's a good football player and he should do very well."

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