MSU Camp Report: Running Backs & Linebackers

Jon Reschke

A look at the final two position groups from the MSU camp.

Two of the top linebackers came from in the state. Jon Reschke, a 2013 prospect from Brother Rice tested off the charts, running a 4.69 and vertical jumping 37-inches at 6'2, 220-lbs. He had great feet in the drills and although we had seen him before and liked his game, he took it to another level at the camp.

Holland's Nathan Ricketts has good size, is physical, and got a try at defensive end today, a position we think he can play at the next level. He had not done much of it before, so his pass rushing technique needs to be developed, but he got off the ball well and was quick around the edge.

In the running back group, another pair of in-staters, Juwan Lewis and Drake Johnson were two of the top names. Lewis dropped a couple passes, but did well in the cone drills. Johnson is smooth, and catches the ball well out of the backfield.

Missouri product Antonio Brown is smaller, but quick, has good hands and changes directions well. Milwaukee Bradley Tech back Marcus Horne has a college ready body and he caught the ball well.

Kalamazoo Central's Brandon Delk, a prospect we see as a safety, tried running back, and showed good straight line speed and hands.

Others to watch in this group include Menasha (Wisc.) prospect Caleb Belknap, Minnesota product Antonio Ford, and U of D Jesuit's David Hughes.

The top underclassman was Flint Carman-Ainsworth's Gerald Holmes, a long, angular prospect with good hands and upside potential.

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