September 9, 2013
Rachwal enjoys MSU visit
One of the in-state players that the Michigan stat staff is keeping a close eye on for the class of 20214 is Kyle Rachwal of Lapeer East High School. Spartanmag.com has some details on the recruitment of the 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect.
This past weekend Michigan State had several players on campus for unofficial visited, one of which was Rachwal. Rachwal is one of the players that Spartanmag.com has indicated will likely see his stock rise significantly as signing day approaches. So far through two games Rachwal has rushed for 300-yards, scored 4 touchdowns and tallied 30 tackles while leading his team to a 2-0 record.
Rachwal camped at Michigan State this summer as well as at the NIKE Camp in Columbus. At both events he performed well and it was obvious that the gap between him and several current linebacker commitments at Big Ten schools is very slight.
At this point in time Rachwal only has an offer from Eastern Michigan, but look for that to change in the near future as his film gets evaluated by some of the teams who are actively recruiting him. We asked him about the teams showing him the most interest at this point.
"Yes, I have the offer from Eastern Michigan, Rachwal indicated. I am also hearing from Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana, Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Toledo and a few more schools. "
One of the questions about Rachwal's recruitment is that he can play multiple positions. He is a very good running back for Lapeer East and he has good hands. He could possibly play fullback, H-back or tight end on offense and it is not out of the question that he will out-grow LB and be a DE at the next level. At this point in time his size is very similar to that of current Spartan Jamal Lyles. Rachwal talked about the position and what some of those programs are saying.
"Most schools are looking at me as a linebacker, but H-back is a possibility, he said. It does not matter to me where I play. When I get to college I will do whatever needs to be done to help the team win. All of the schools have said they want to see my film of my first few games. The ones that have seen film of my first game have said they like it."
Rachwal's highlights from his first game can be viewed by clicking the following link:
As far as Michigan State, Rachwal has made several visits to East Lansing and every visit allows him to become more and more comfortable and impressed with the program. He spoke bout Michigan State and the possibility of receiver a scholarship offer.
My visit to Michigan State was great, he said. I went with my parents and the atmosphere gets better and better every time I go up there. The coaches keep telling me how interested they are and how they like how hard I play and my leadership ability. They are a class act for sure. A Michigan State offer would be huge for me and very exciting."
Rachwal is hoping that his play leads to more scholarship offers and if that occurs he knows he will have a tough decision to make. With that said, he has a good idea of the things that will be most important to him when it comes to making his decision.
"Going to a school where I can get a good education and that has a family feel is important. Io also would like to go to a school that is close to home."
Staying close to home would be a positive as Rachwal would really enjoy playing in-front of family and friends. He also understands the importance of high school players from Michigan helping the Michigan schools win games. Spartanmag.com will continue to follow Rachwal and his recruitment in the coming weeks.
Matt Dorsey's Take: I am a big fan of Rachwal. I first saw him back in February and was impressed with his size, speed and ability to catch the ball. Since that time he has added more weight and continued to improve his skills set. Rachwal is the type of player that has very little downside. He reminds me a lot of former Spartan Travis Wilson. No matter where you put Rachwal he is going to do whatever it takes to get on the field and help the team. The recent media DQ of Niko Palazetti could impact here. If the Spartans are looking for a versatile player who could potentially play some fullback, Rachwal could be the fit.
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