Expectations high for Reschke as a freshman

Former Brother Rice linebacker likely to contribute early and has a senior standout in Max Bullough ready to help him along the way.

The Michigan State 2013 recruiting class hasn't been in East Lansing long, but already a few freshmen have emerged ahead of the pack in conditioning workouts.

"I don't watch those," head coach Mark Dantonio said. "But I hear from players who looks good and different things.

"Trey Kilgore is a guy that players talk about. They talk about the two linebackers. They talk about Damion Terry's ability to throw and our defensive backs running around."

The linebackers Dantonio said his players talk about are Shane Jones and Jon Reschke, both of whom are expected to be major players at MSU – and to play early.

"We moved Riley (Bullough) over to running back," Dantonio said. "Kyler Elsworth is an outstanding player, but he is a senior. I don't like to back up a senior with a senior. Someone is going to have to be inexperienced there."

Reschke is thought of as the likely heir apparent to Max Bullough at middle linebacker, something Bullough says he is going to help him prepare for.

"I'm just looking to be there for him if he has any questions to ask and try to direct him as much as I can," Bullough said. Bullough confirmed that Reschke has been impressive in workouts so far, and said he will get a better feel for him during camp.

"We've spent a little bit of time together," Bullough said. "We've had workouts and he has done great at that. … We have had 7 on 7s, which are a little bit tough to teach because it's such a little part of the game. I've talked to him a little bit and we've hung out, but really camp is where that starts."

As for what the future holds for Reschke at MSU, Bullough said there are expectations on the freshman.

"I expect him to be a good player, there are a lot of expectations on him and his expectations on himself and this program's expectations," Bullough said. "We expect a lot of out of him and he needs to have a good year as a freshman. Whether that means getting on the field and having 100 tackles or learning the defense and learning how to control the second team huddle. …

"It's doing all those little things so that when it actually means something and you're the guy that it's second nature to you."


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