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Batavia’s 2019 MLB Michael Jansey talked his offseason training with Proforce, Power 5 schools showing serious interest in him and I also got coach Dennis Diduch and Matthew Holm’s thoughts on Jansey.
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 210 lbs
LPI: Tell me about what you’ve been doing this season to take your game to the next level. Also, do you play any other sports in the offseason or do you play 7on7?
MJ: I’ve been crafting my foot work and have gotten stronger and faster. In the offseason I run track and lift with the football team. I also work on speed and agility at Proforce with Chris Browning. I only do 7 on 7 in the summer with my football team. I focus a lot on nutrition and recovery because that plays a big part in my game.
LPI: What are your greatest strengths on the field?
MJ: I can play both defense and offense. I’m confident with my ability to put pressure on the QB and I can go sideline to sideline. Some characteristics that make me a well rounded player is I consider myself with the strengths of good speed, athleticism, aggressiveness, and an eye of knowing where the ball is.
LPI: You currently hold an offer from Central Michigan. What other schools have shown serious interest in you?
MJ: I’ve gone on game day visits to Minnesota, Northwestern, and Western Michigan. I plan on going to visit some more schools when football slows down. Some other schools I’ve had contact with are Arkansas, Wyoming, NIU, Wisconsin, Eastern Michigan, and Southern Illinois.
LPI: Do you have any planned visits set? If so, where at?
MJ: Currently I’ve had to push off some visits due to playoffs but I’m going to try to take a lot of visits in the offseason.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
MJ: Some of my teammates that I think should get more attention are Luke Weerts, Michael Niemiec, and Michael Bautch.
Luke Weerts: Luke has the potential to play college ball. His work ethic is great, he’s an athlete, and he has a passion for the game. He’s a good friend of mine on and off the field and it’s been a privilege to play with him on defense.
Michael Niemiec: Niemiec plays Safety and he’s an absolute beast on the field. He’s always flying to the ball and his coverage has been great this year.
Michael Bautch: Bautch is one of the strongest football players on our team and he’s always getting after the QB. He is always dedicated and loves the game of football. He plays strong side DE.
Batavia Head Coach Dennis Diduch and Linebacker coach Matthew Holm on Jansey on and off the field
“Great kid and person. He helped spearhead our combined for a cause fundraiser that raised 8000 for local charities. Upbeat positive young man.” – Coach Dennis Diduch
“Michael Jansey is a multi talented player who moved from the outside to the inside. He has edge pass rush speed, but is tough in the middle making quick key reads and meeting the power to stun lead blocks in the hole. His multi facets allow him to be used in a variety of fronts, stunts and blitzes. He is a positive kid with a happy disposition. He is focused, serious, physical and at the same time enjoys playing the game.” – Coach Matthew Holm