December 3, 2010

Schlachter firm in his commitment to Indiana

In late June, 6-foot-6 and 295 pound Offensive Tackle Jalen Schlachter from Corunna high school, committed to Indiana. With Indiana in search of a new coach after telling coach Bill Lynch that he would be replaced November 28th, there has been question about the status of some of their prospects, including Schlachter.

"Yes, I am sticking with Indiana and I don't plan on reopening or visiting other schools," said Schlacher. "I am not sure when I am going to visit Indiana for my official yet because I was spouse to December 10. I'm not sure if they will have a new coach by then though, so that might change."

Schlachter currently has offers from Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Central Michigan. He has been rumored to have added more offers if he were to reopen but the only school showing interest currently is Missouri.

"I have only been hearing from Missouri consistently. but I am not visiting there, and I am staying with Indiana," emphasized Schlachter. I don't have any offer or interest from Michigan State, and I am not interested in them and haven't heard anything from them. That goes the same for CMU."

Even though he isn't interested or won't visit Central Michigan. Schlachter still cared to offer his thoughts on the rising program under coach Enos.

"They will be a pretty good team in a few years. Most of their team was built for the spread and now Enos is going more into the I-formation. But once he gets his players in there, they will be pretty good" said Schlachter.

Even though his recruitment is settled with his firm commitment to Indiana, he still hopes to improve his game. As he goes further into his college career a lot of the things he has learned comes from his father.

"My strengths would be my point of attack, I just like to get into you and move you. It is good for a pass protection, which fits me well at Indiana, because they pass a lot. As for my weaknesses, I just need to get better at everything because going from high school to college is a big jump," said Schlachter. "My dad I model my game off because he played college ball at Saginaw Valley. I have learned and used a lot of the techniques that he has taught me and that he used."

Just like CMU, Schlachter's high school underachieved to their potential this year. Due to injuries and unfortunate circumstances the season didn't end up the way he had hoped going in.

"We went 1-8, but we didn't have the best of team and we should of done better. Before the season believe it or not I thought we were going to make the playoffs. This didn't happen because a lot of players got kicked off during the middle of the season, so that hurt," said Schlachter.

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