2014 Tight End Drawing Interest

Jackson High School tight end Jacob Betschel is a player to watch in Ohio for the class of 2014, and he is already receiving college recruiting interest. Although he plays both sides of the football, Betschel projects as a tight end at this time.

It's not too early to begin identifying the top 2014 prospects in Ohio, and Jackson High School's Jacob Betschel is one to watch going forward.

Betschel, 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, only played defensive end last season as a sophomore because of a shoulder injury. Now that he is fully healthy, look for him to shine on offense this season at tight end as well.

"I feel like I had a good season as a sophomore, but I'm looking forward to playing tight end, because I think that's my best position," Betschel stated. "I think I'm a player that brings toughness to the game, and I'm going to play until the whistle blows on every play. I'm working on getting stronger, since my injury set me back in my lifting."

Although college football is a ways off for Betschel, he has taken some visits and is in contact with a few top programs.

"I have visited both Northwestern and Ohio State," he explained. "Northwestern was great, and their academic reputation is amazing. I liked the facilities, and their coaches were awesome to speak with. I love where the school is located, and think a lot of their program."

"Ohio State was awesome visit, and the facilities are amazing," he added. "The coaching was very strict when I was there for practice, but they were very upbeat and I loved that. I spoke to Coach (Urban) Meyer, and that was awesome meeting him. It was a dream come true to meet him, and he asked me a lot about myself. All the coaches were very personable."

Betschel is in the process of putting together his summer camp schedule, but he does have a few schools in mind.

"Michigan has been in contact and they want me to come up to their camp," he continued. "I know they're interested, and I'm planning on going there. Ohio State and Northwestern would also be schools I'm considering, but nothing is decided yet."

As a sophomore, Betschel recorded 33 tackles, including eight for loss, and had four fumble recoveries.

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