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November 6, 2013

Giovanni Rescigno to visit Michigan

The Michigan coaching staff has developed quite a strong bond with the Warren (Mich.) Del La Salle program in recent years.

True freshman quarterback Shane Morris, one of the gems of the 2013 class, hailed from De La Salle, as well as 2014 linebacker Jared Wangler, who switched his commitment from Penn State to Michigan.

Senior Giovanni Rescigno, a 6-4, 210 quarterback rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, is the latest Pilot to receive interest from the Wolverines.

Rescigno will be on campus for a visit this Saturday, when Michigan takes on Nebraska.

"I am excited," he said. "It should be really fun. I went up for the Minnesota game, too. I went up with Jared Wangler. It was great.

"I want to talk with the coaches more and see the environment. It was really cool last time. Any time you get to see a game at The Big House, it's a great experience."

Rescigno has been in contact with Michigan recruiting assistant Daniel Ifft, who played for Michigan coach Brady Hoke at Ball State and was hired by the Wolverines in April.

"I talk to him a lot, usually through messaging," Rescigno said. "We have a good relationship. He's a cool guy. I hung out with him the last time I was up there, and it was a really good coach-player relationship. And when I went up there last time, I talked with [wide receivers coach Jeff] Hecklinski."

Rescigno, who could be a candidate for a preferred walk-on spot at Michigan, has been hearing from several MAC schools, with the most attention coming from Toledo, Ohio and Bowling Green.

"I like Toledo," he said. "Their coaching staff is really cool. I like them a lot."

Ohio, which deploys senior mobile quarterback Tyler Tettleton, is an intriguing option for Rescigno's skill set, as well.

"Rescigno is used in a similar fashion to Oklahoma signal-caller Blake Bell," TheWolverine,com recruiting editor Tim Sullivan wrote about the quarterback. "Though he doesn't have a nickname quite as catchy as "The Belldozer," Rescigno uses every bit of his 6-4, 210-pound frame to run over, around, and through defenders in the Pilots' run game. He was used as a change-of-pace quarterback when Michigan freshman Shane Morris was healthy last season, and hasn't lost a step becoming the full-time starter. His legs open up opportunities for his arm, and he has the accuracy to deliver the ball through those larger windows. While he can truly launch the ball, he doesn't have the tightest spiral on his passes. Still, with his overall skillset, it's a surprise that no college coaches have moved on the senior."

"I visited Ohio two weeks ago when they played Miami (Ohio), and I really liked their offense," Rescigno added. "I had a really nice visit there, and it's a nice campus."

The opportunity to play with Wangler at the next level is a very enticing one for Rescigno, too.

"We're best friends," he said. "We're always together. He's really excited about me being in contact with Michigan right now.

"It would be awesome to play together. We've been talking about it a lot lately, and we think it would be really cool."


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