USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State
Second-year player is slated to start at middle linebacker.
2016 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Saw action in the final six games of the season to earn his first letter . . . played more than 65 snaps at linebacker and also played on special teams . . . posted five tackles, including a half tackle for loss, vs. Rutgers . . . made Spartan debut at Maryland, coming off bench in first quarter after Riley Bullough was disqualified for targeting, and logged a season-best 46 snaps and seven tackles, including 1.5 for loss of five yards . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 11, 2016, for the beginning of the spring semester and participated in spring practice.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 27) and 247Sports.com (No. 42) . . . listed among the country's top outside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 69) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 30) and 247Sports.com (No. 45) . . . named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team in 2015 . . . three-year starter for Coach Ray Hradek at Berea-Midpark High School in Berea, Ohio . . . led the Titans in tackles (89), tackles for loss (14.5), quarterback hurries (9) and rushing touchdowns (14) as a senior . . . recorded 89 tackles (60 solos, 29 assists) in 2015 . . . also credited with three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles . . . registered at least one tackle for loss in eight games . . . produced double-figure tackles in four games, including a career-best 19 stops vs. Midview (12 solos, 7 assists) . . . posted 11 tackles vs. West Lake (8 solos, 3 assists), including a career-high three for losses . . . made 10 stops vs. Avon (9 solos, 1 assist) and 17 tackles vs. Olmsted Falls (9 solos, 8 assists) . . . accounted for 606 all-purpose yards and 17 TDs as a senior . . . rushed 42 times for 236 yards (5.6 avg.) and a school-record 14 scores . . . had 13 catches for 304 yards (23.4 avg.) and 3 TDs . . . turned in perhaps his best all-around effort vs. North Olmsted, producing 154 all-purpose yards while scoring a school-record six TDs (school-record 5 rushing and 1 receiving) to go along with six tackles, with two resulting in losses including a sack . . . carried 10 times for a career-best 91 yards vs. North Olmsted . . . tallied 93 tackles (62 solos, 31 assists), including 8.5 for losses, and two interceptions as a junior . . . gained 155 yards on 37 attempts (4.2 avg.) and scored 12 rushing TDs in 2014 . . . ran eight times for 62 yards and three scores vs. Steele . . . caught nine passes for 148 yards (16.4 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . recorded more than 100 all-purpose yards in back-to-back games vs. Steele (116) and Avon Lake (101) . . . scored a school-record 33 career rushing TDs . . . also lettered in basketball and baseball for the Titans, earning all-conference honors in both sports as a junior . . . son of Joe and Kristin Bachie . . . born Feb. 26, 1998 . . . human resource and labor relations major.