Reese Setting Up Visits, Talks Michigan

Farmington (Mich.) 2016 LB David Reese talks upcoming visits, Michigan and more.

SAGINAW, Mich. -- David Reese is a prospect on the rise in the Great Lakes’ State. And on Sunday he came out to prove he is indeed one of the best in the Midwest at the Camp Pride combine held at Saginaw Valley State.

After three hours of drills and one-on-ones, Reese walked away with camp MVP honors.

“I feel like I got way more explosive,” Reese said. “I got a chance to show my speed a little bit. And show my hips and stuff like that.”

Rated a three-star linebacker, Reese had 108 tackles during his junior season at Farmington (Mich.) High. While he also plays running back for his high school team, linebacker is where he projects at the next level. And as of right now, there are three teams sticking out in his recruitment, he says.

“Definitely Western Michigan, Toledo, and Akron always, they are first in my heart because they were my first offer,” Reese said. “They are always in my heart.”

Reese says he plans on taking a visit to Toledo later this month. He also noted he is planning to visit Indiana and Iowa in February.

Currently, Reese has only MAC offers, however, he says a Big Ten offer could soon be on the table.

“They are just telling me to take the process slow,” Reese said on his contact with Big Ten schools. “It’s going to come and everything. Just stay positive and keep working.”

At 6-foot-1, 235-pounds, Reese has the size to play in the Big Ten. And while he doesn’t have an offer from the conference, he has been hearing from in-state school Michigan.

“I actually got a hand written letter from Michigan a couple days ago from coach [Greg] Mattison,” Reese said. “So I was glad to hear from him.”

With Michigan’s recent hire of coach Jim Harbaugh, Reese admits U-M’s newest headman has the program geared in the right direction.

“I know that was a big step up for Michigan,” Reese said. “I know they’ll be back soon.”

And if the Wolverines were to offer?

“The offer would good,” Reese said. “That would mean a lot. Michigan and Michigan State have always had a place in my heart, and it always feels like home. So that offer would mean a lot to me.”


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