Rachwal continues to hear from the Spartans

Lapeer East senior linebacker visits for MSU's game against USF and will be back again soon.

Lapeer East senior linebacker Kyle Rachwal is no stranger to good defense – he has helped lead his team to two shutouts to open the season.

Watching Michigan State's defense play Saturday against South Florida, though, Rachwal said was like watching a video game.

"With the way they fly around and everything," he said. "My high school team, we have two shutouts in our first two games, so we are playing great and everything on defense.

"You go and watch Michigan State and they are doing it on obviously a much higher level and they are killing teams. It's so impressive, why wouldn't I want to go there and play there to be on such a great defense?"

Rachwal, who holds scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan and Houston, camped at Michigan State this summer and has continued to hear from the MSU coaches since then.

"They seem really interested," he said. "I had a good talk with Coach (Mike) Tressel and Coach (Harlon) Barnett. They want to see my game film and they say that they love how I play hard on defense. I'm a real defensive leader and I play sideline to sideline and how fast I play and how physical I am.

"That's exactly what the Michigan State defense is and that's what they say they like in me. They want to see my film and they are extremely interested still."

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect said he was impressed with the atmosphere, even if it wasn't the biggest game for the Spartans.

"The atmosphere is amazing," he said. "They only played South Florida, so I don't the stadium was packed or anything, but it's a great atmosphere either way."

He will visit East Lansing again next weekend when the Spartans play Youngstown State. He will visit Eastern Michigan the following weekend.

"I got invited to a Cincinnati game but couldn't make it down and an Akron game, but I couldn't make it down either," he said.

Rachwal also is hearing from Iowa, Indiana, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Bowling Green.

Rachwal also plays tight end for Lapeer East and could be an H-back prospect for the Spartans.

He has 350 yards of total offense, four touchdowns and 30 tackles in two games.


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