It was a good day to be Farmington Falcon, as 2016 wider receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick earned his ninth offer from the Purdue Boilermakers and 2016 linebacker David Reese II earned his fourth offer from the Western Michigan Broncos.
Reese was the first of the talented duo to receive his offer, announcing the news on Twitter, Wednesday morning.
At this point, Reese is slowly but surely earning offers from just about every school in MAC Conference. As of right now, Reese holds offers from Akron, Ohio and Toledo and as his off-season continues and his junior season gets closer, he will only gain more offers.
As a sophomore, Reese led the Falcons and the county in tackles, with a 117 tackles and 6 sacks, while winning team MVP and making 1st team All-Conference.
If that’s not enough, at 6-foot-1 and 235-pounds, Reese is easily the most physical linebacker on the field and when you combine his physical drive with his great combination of size and speed, he is lethal in just about any situation. After looking back at his film, it’s easy to see that he a physical linebacker, who loves to stuff the run. However, don’t be fooled, he is also solid in pass coverage and athletic enough to stick with tight ends and running backs in the open field and even make plays in the air, if needed.
Most importantly, Reese has what every college coach covets and that’s passion and a high football IQ and it’s because of those facts, that I say it’s only matter of time before Reese receives more offers, in particular from the Michigan Wolverines. He is already gaining interest from Michigan and it doesn’t hurt that Rivals.com named Reese as the top linebacker performer at the U of M camp last month. Plus, he has always spoken very highly of Michigan.
“Michigan was a great time.” Reese told TheWolverine.com. “I did one day and I got top performer. I got a chance to do one one-on-one drills with Coach [Greg] Mattison’s son. I worked with him all day. It was a good experience.”
“I feel I could do very well in that system. I loved all the drops and everything they taught me, so it was cool. The intensity was high through the camp, and that’s what I love about it.”
If that’s enough, Reese has also been invited to the Wolverines’ BBQ event at the Big House this weekend.
Keep in mind that Michigan is not the only top school that could offer Reese in the near future. Reese has visited and participated in camps at Michigan State, Tennessee, Purdue and Pitt. As his off-season comes to a close and his junior season gets closer, it’s only a matter of time before he receives more offers, so don’t be surprised if you hear his name again in the near future.
The same thing goes for Farmington (Mich.) 2016 wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick, who as I mentioned earlier, earned his ninth scholarship offer from Purdue on early Wednesday evening.
At this point, Fitzpatrick’s latest offer from Purdue, only enhances his already impressive offer list. Besides his recent offers from Purdue, he also holds offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Toledo and Wake Forest, not to mention that fact that he is also receiving interest from Notre Dame, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan and Maryland.
If you’re wondering what it is about Fitzpatrick that has college coaches so intrigued, the answer is quite simple. At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Fitzpatrick is already a complete receiver and he is quickly blossoming into a big-time recruit. He is a great route runner who always runs precise routes. Plus, he has great hands and always put himself in a great position to make a play in the open field after catching the ball.
Overall, I expect both Fitzpatrick and Reese to gain more offers and seeing that they both have two more years under the belt and I thinks it’s safe to say that the sky is the limit for these two.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit
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