January 17, 2012
Reardon happy with his decision
It is no secret that the Kent State coaching staff has made the quarterback position a high priority in its 2012 recruiting class. The Flashes recently added a second signal caller to the class with the commitment of Poland (Ohio) Seminary product Colin Reardon. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound dual-threat prospect made the switch from a fellow MAC program and is happy with his decision to become a Kent State football player.
"I was committed to Miami (OH)," explained Reardon. "There was just a lot of little things that added up. I loved the campus and I loved the school (at Miami) so everything was good but there were a bunch of little reasons that made me reconsider. When I took an official visit to Kent State the weekend before I went to my official to Miami (OH), it made me like Kent State a lot more. I still liked Miami (OH) and the coaches from Miami (OH) found out and they were a little concerned and told me to talk things over with my family and decide what I want and I decided that Kent State was a better fit for me."
With his commitment, Reardon gets a chance to re-unite with a former high school teammate and hopes to continue to learn the ropes from his good friend.
"Luke Wollett was a senior my sophomore year in high school," Reardon explained. "We talked about it my sophomore year, just how cool it would be if we got to play college football at the same school. He can really be like my leader again, because I learned so much from him in high school."
Another major factor that turned Reardon towards Kent State was the way the Flashes' coaching staff handled the entire process.
"When I talked to the coaches at Kent State and they were all like the most sincere guys," he said. "You could tell that they were completely straight forward with everything."
Finally, getting a chance to play much closer to home was something that Reardon also took into account when he made the switch.
"It was a factor, mainly for my family obviously," he said. "My grandma has been to like every single one of my games since I was eight years old, home or away, she wouldn't miss a game for the world. Kent State is obviously closer than Miami (OH) so I'm sure she's happy about that."
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