Reschke Talks Commitment to MSU

SpartanDigest.com spoke with the newest member of Mark Dantonio's recruiting class of 2013 Jon Reschke following his visit and commitment to the Spartans.

Michigan State added Scout.com four-star linebacker Jon Reschke out of Bloomfield (MI) Brother Rice High School to the Class of 2013 on Friday afternoon.

Reschke, at 6-foot-2, 223-pound is a player capable of playing multiple positions at the college level and spoke with Allen Trieu after leaving the Michigan State campus.

After carefully thinking about his future, Reschke used the advice of his father and family to come to the decision to be a Spartan. When did he know he was destined to wear the Green & White?

"I've been thinking about it for about three weeks," said Reschke. "I sat down and talked with my dad and family. My dad was asking me questions and there were about a dozen schools that wanted me to come to Junior Days and possibly at least half of them would have offered.

"My dad said we could make the trips out there if I wanted, but he asked if I would honestly commit to one of those schools over Michigan State. I told him I didn't think I would. So he told me what are you waiting for you need to go commit right now."

After thinking over his father's advice, Reschke looked to make it official to Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.

"I called him (Dantonio) earlier this week and he told me he was sending his coaching staff to Mexico and giving them the week off. He said he was staying up there for a couple more days. So I went up there today and we were in his office talking and he was telling me they wanted me, but they wanted me to go to a program that fits. When I told him I want to commit, he was very excited and stood up and shook my hand and said we're going to love having you here at Michigan State."

With his pledge to all things Spartan, Reschke knows he'll have some future battles with one of his best friends Michigan pledge Shane Morris.

How did Morris react to the news of his friend now being a rival?

"I've been texting Shane and I thought he was a little mad at me," said Reschke. "He texted me and I was like I'm sorry man, but this is what I've got to do for myself. I have to make the right decision for myself just like you did. He completely understood and was more than happy for me. He's happy I'm at the right school."

Having won a state championship and making his college pledge in the past few months has left Reschke relieved but also feeling a sense of gratefulness.

"I've been very blessed," he said. "I've had an incredible past year. I'm just very thankful and have to thank my family for everything along with all my coaches."


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