Wassink Stays Close to Home

Grand Rapids (Mich.) South Christian quarterback Jon Wassink talks about his WMU commitment.

Western Michigan has their quarterback in the 2015 class as recently offered Jon Wassink returned to campus on Saturday and left as the newest member of the Bronco class.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Wassink has lead his team to back to back state title game appearances. He completed 65 percent of his passes as a junior while scoring 27 combined touchdowns.

"I'm very comfortable at Western," he said. "I'm very comfortable around the coaches and players. I think it's a cool atmosphere and place. It's also nice that it's local so my family and friends who watched me in high school can come down and watch me play and I also feel like God's been leading me there."

Saturday was Wassink's second visit since being offered by the Broncos just over two weeks ago. In building a relationship with head coach P.J. Fleck and his staff, he felt they were the right men to lead him over the course of his college career.

"They're very enthusiastic and really believe in what they're doing. They believe in their players and they feed off that confidence. I think they related well to young kids and college players and create great relationships with you that will probably last the rest of your life."

Wassink was able to speak to the staff about how he fits into their plans. The Broncos signed another local quarterback in the 2014 class, Sturgis High's Chance Stewart, which will create good competition at the position.

"I believe I'm going to be able to compete right away and Coach Fleck explained that the offense is a spread offense. I do do some running and in their offense, I would be doing some option stuff and more spread stuff that I do on my high school team so that fits me well."

After patiently waiting for an offer and earning it by throwing for the Broncos this evaluation period, Wassink is grateful to have the opportunity in front of him.

"It's just really exciting and really a blessing. I just have a ton of fun playing football and Im really blessed and thankful to be able to play at the next level."

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