Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice class of 2013 linebacker Jon Reschke kicked off his recruitment by earning two scholarship offers off camp appearances this summer. He talked about those offers, and his plans for college visits, after his season opening game on Saturday.
"I started off this summer with the University of Toledo offering me after their camp," Reschke said. "Then I went to Sound Mind, Sound Body and drew a lot of attention there from Michigan, Michigan State and some more Big Ten schools like Northwestern and Penn State."
The 6-2, 210-pound Reschke followed up on the interest generated at the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp by making a camp visit to East Lansing in July.
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"I went to the Michigan State camp, tore it up there and they offered," Reschke said. "It was a great feeling because I knew I had a big offer before my junior season, and that meant a lot."
The state of Michigan prospect has ties to the Spartan's program, but grew up following both in-state Big Ten programs.
"I've never really had a favorite between Michigan State and Michigan," Reschke said. "My dad's always leaned towards Michigan State because he played there, but I like both of the schools."
Of the schools recruiting him that have not offered, Reschke feels Michigan is showing the most attention followed by Penn State and Notre Dame.
Reschke will follow up his summer camp appearances with visits to several college games this fall, highlighted by trips to the two programs that have already offered.
"I am going to three Michigan State games, maybe the Michigan-Notre Dame game at Michigan and the Toledo vs. Boise State game at Toledo," Reschke reported.
In the near term, Reschke's focus is on his junior season. He and his Brother Rice teammates started off with a 28-21 win over Detroit King on Saturday at the Big Day Prep Showdown.
"It was definitely a big win. We needed to start the season off with a win," Reschke said. "I played alright, but I can definitely play much better. I missed a couple tackles that I can definitely make."
Having two Division I scholarship offers in hand already means most opposing coaches and players will know who Reschke is before they take the field, but that does not faze the junior linebacker.
"I love the pressure," Reschke said. "I play much better with the pressure on me."