Jeske to Get a Visit from Michigan

The State of Illinois is packed with talent this year. One of the top players in the state is linebacker <b>Chris Jeske</b> from Joliet Catholic. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke Tuesday with the head coach of Joliet, Dan Sharp, and they are expecting a visit from the Michigan staff.

"I talked to Coach Moeller at the coaches clinic a couple weeks ago and he said they were going to make us one of their first stops," Dan Sharp, head football coach at Joliet Catholic High School, said. "I'm expecting a call from him at any time now to set it up."

The 6 foot 2, 215 pound Chris Jeske is getting attention from all over the country, with offers already from Indiana, Northwestern, Kansas, Wisconsin, and UCLA. He is also receiving letters from all the big conference schools. "Chris is going to take his time with the process," Sharp said. "But he is really interested in Michigan. He was up there for a spring practice session and really enjoyed himself. One of the comments he made was there was a family atmosphere up there that he really liked. He was shown around by Mike Kolodziej, the two played here together on our state championship team, Mike was a senior and Chris was a freshman at the time."

Sharp described Jekse as a Butkus-type linebacker. "He's a great hitter and was born to play linebacker. He reads the play well and is extremely strong. He can bench press 360 and squat 600 so he is very strong. If there's anything that would help him it would be if he grew an inch or two. He's almost 6-2 now and I think he does have more growing to do, he'll end up at 6-4. He wears a size 15 shoe."

Sharp said Jeske has made un-official visits to the local schools such as Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwestern, and is planning on taking a visit to Notre Dame this weekend. Does Jekse wish to stay close to home? "He's looking all over," Sharp said. "He has an offer from UCLA and he is considering them, so distance is not a factor."

Jeske carries a 4.3 grade-point-average and is not sure about his camp plans for the summer. Sharp said if his star linebacker does attend a Nike camo it will be at Iowa.

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