Rezin on Junior Season

2014 linebacker and tight end Zach Rezin of Joliet Catholic talks the IHSA playoffs, visits this fall and more inside.

One of the up and coming prospects in the Midwest, Joliet Catholic 2014 linebacker and tight end Zach Rezin is looking to set himself apart while he is on the field.

"I play fast, I play smart and smooth," Rezin said. "As a tight end I mainly block because of our offense, but I run good routes and have good hands."

One of the reasons for all that blocking? Top 2013 running back Ty Isaac is on his team.

"Ty Isaac normally runs to my side, and I generally set the edge for him," Rezin said. "I would say my best feature is being a really good blocker and I am always up for the challenge when a bigger defensive lineman is up against me."

He continued, "I have good field vision for a linebacker, and I played basketball for 12 years so I have good athletic ability."

Schools are starting to notice Rezin on the recruiting trail.

"I went down to Illinois, Northwestern and Northern Illinois for games so far," Rezin said. "I have been getting a lot of info from Harvard, Dartmouth, and Boston College."

He added, "I am trying to go see a game at Boston College and I am hearing from Stanford and was supposed to visit them when our season was starting so I couldn't make it, but I am definitely going to go down there and check it out."

Each of the three schools Rezin has visited so far, he has enjoyed.

"They were different experiences, I liked Northwestern a lot it was a good experience," Rezin said. "Illinois the atmosphere was great and all the students were there with the Illini chant going, it was pretty cool. And of course the fans are crazy at NIU. My cousin went there and I have been to a few games before."

Although Rezin is still at the very beginning of the recruiting process, he does have a bit of an idea where he would like to visit in the future.

"I would like to visit the schools that are going out of their way to view my highlight tape and send me mail," Rezin said. "I would like to let them get a feel for me and my size."

In the meantime, Rezin has his eyes set on the state playoffs, which Joliet Catholic opens Saturday at Elmwood Park (Ill.).

"Individually I want to help my team out as best as I can, and help us improve," Rezin said.

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