Jason Alessi might be the best player in Mich without an FBS football offer. A standout safety and kicker for Brother Rice, he was a ballhawk last season and made several plays when his team needed it most in the state title game.
The 6'0, 175-pound Alessi's lack of football recruiting attention to date likely has much to do with his commitment to the University of Michigan for lacrosse, another sport he excels in. However, with the football season just a week away, he is now seeing a potential future on the gridiron.
"I have decided to keep my options open for football and am very serious about playing football in college," he said.
Last week, Alessi visited Michigan State, the school friend and former teammate Jon Reschke is now a true freshman at and he has also heard from a handful of other programs.
"A few schools have interest in me. I was offered by Cornell over the summer and other Ivy League schools have been in contact with me. I have been talking with Air Force and according to my coaches, they should be offering me very soon."
Those schools should be joined by others now that Alessi has made it known what his college intentions are.
"I want [schools] to know that I am serious about playing football now."
Brother Rice kicks off their season August 31st in The Detroit Prep Kickoff Classic against Cleveland St. Ignatius.