Jon Reschke sent his Twitter followers into a tizzy last month when he tweeted about receiving a scholarship offer from Michigan Stateâ€™s in-state rival.
No worries, though, Spartan Nation, because he did not even consider it.Â He recently joined Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr. on Spartan Nation Radio to discuss it.
â€œI definitely thought it was an honor that they were doing it because I had such a great season,â€ says Reschke, one of the stateâ€™s top prospects, â€œand I respected it of course.
â€œBut I cant do that, because Iâ€™m a Spartan for life. I helped build this class up.Â Back in February I was the second commit and started recruiting other guys.â€
The senior linebacker out of Birmingham Brother Rice says he already feels camaraderie with his fellow class of 2013 recruits and that he looks forward to getting on campus with them.
â€œI want to get on campus as much as I can (now that our season is over).Â Iâ€™m going to take my official visit with the guys probably mid-January, and I just want to become closer with them.â€
He is not content with just the current players and commitments, either.Â â€œIâ€™m talking to (uncommitted) guys like (Detroit Cass Tech offensive guard recruit) David Dawson, (Vienna, Georgia defensive tackle recruit) Montravious Adams.Â Iâ€™m trying to lock up a great class.
â€œWeâ€™re definitely an underrated class, but who cares about the rankings? Weâ€™re going to do great things up at Michigan State, and Iâ€™m excited.â€
If his senior season is any indication, Reschke is going to do some damage to the Spartansâ€™ opponents for the next few years.Â He led the Warriors to their second straight state title and was a finalist for the stateâ€™s â€œMr. Footballâ€ award.
Reschke credits it to hard work in the offseason.
â€œI trained very hard,â€ he says.Â â€œKnowing I was going to Michigan State, and knowing I have a future playing, I wanted to do everything for my teammates and leave every single play on the field.
â€œEvery single game, I wanted to give my all every single play on the field, and I did this year.â€
That passion and leadership, along with his strong play, has led to his being compared recently to current Spartan captain and linebacker Max Bullough.
â€œItâ€™s an honor,â€ Reschke says of the comparison.Â â€œMax Bullough plays the game with so much passion, and Iâ€™ve learned I need to play like that.Â Heâ€™s a great leader, and Iâ€™ve built off that.Â I dedicated my senior season to playing with passion and heart, and it paid off.â€
He also credits his entire family for all his success thus far.
â€œI couldnâ€™t do this without my dad,â€ he says.Â â€œHeâ€™s been the biggest figure in my life.Â Heâ€™s kept me on a straight path and he pushes me harder than anyone else.Â Iâ€™m just so thankful for the family that I have.â€
And that family will quickly expand once he gets on campus and officially becomes a Spartan.
â€œI was working out today and focusing on being a Spartan,â€ he told us, â€œtraining like I am a Spartan.
â€œIt was an honor getting that offer from the University of Michigan, but Iâ€™m a Spartan for life.Â Iâ€™m a Spartan for life.â€