Wassink Earns First Offer

Grand Rapids (Mich.) South Christian junior quarterback Jon Wassink talks about his first scholarship offer, one that came from an in-state program and the next program he will look to impress.

After an outstanding two seasons under center for South Christian, Jon Wassink has waited patiently for his first offer to come. After the hitting the weights this offseason and continuing to improve his game, he was one of the top performers at Saturday's Elite 11 Regional in Chicago.

On the heels of that performance, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior reached a major milestone in his recruitment on Tuesday when the Western Michigan Broncos extended the first offer of the process to him.

"It's just really exciting," Wassink said. "It's always great for a first time offer, it's just awesome. It's a great feeling."

Wassink passed for 1,740 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 65-percent of his passes last season. He also added 14 rushing touchdowns while leading the Sailors to the state finals.

As a sophomore, his first as varsity starter, he also lead the team to the state title game, but was injured and missed the championship game.

His on-field production along with his outstanding academic profile lead colleges to begin recruiting him. He still has many following him closely and will continue to throw for schools through the spring and summer.

"I was going to maybe throw for Michigan State, that's the one I know right now."

And of course, he will give a very serious look to Western Michigan.

"I think I'm going to go back there Monday morning. I've been there a couple times. They didn't have great record last year, but they're definitely a rising program. They have a lot to offer. The coaching staff is great. Coach Fleck has a lot of energy and they're definitely a great program."

Wassink has also heard from Northwestern, Buffalo and more. He was named MLive's Grand Rapids Offensive Player of the Year last season.


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