Giving his verbal commitment to the Badgers in early August, Sturgis (MI.) junior quarterback Chance Stewart was back in Madison to see his future school take on Michigan State, one of the many BCS schools giving him early interest that he turned down.
"I had a great time and would've been better with a win," Stewart told Badger Nation. "It was still a blast, though. I got to experience Halloween and homecoming weekend at Wisconsin. I also got to meet a lot of recruits too."
In addition to mingling with many of his future teammates and future classmate, the 6-5, 208-pound quarterback got a chance to put on his recruiting hat with highly touted Chicago De La Salle junior offensive linemen, Jamarco Jones in town for an unofficial visit.
"It was our first time meeting and we both talked about our seasons," said Stewart. "I just wanted to introduce myself and let him know what's going on. I told him we have a great start to our class and it could only get better with him. He seemed like he had a blast."
Stewart dove more in depth on his experience for his trip to Wisconsin and included a rating, as well.
"Anytime I get a chance to get back to Madison it's always an awesome time!" Stewart said. "I would of course have to rate my visit a 10! I just can't wait to get there and play. They are the best college game day atmosphere out there. I just love it! It was crazy! The game day environment in Madison is something else and is something I am looking forward to."
Although Stewart's junior campaign came to an end after a 5-4 season, he is already preparing for his senior season and fine tuning his game so he'll be able to compete at a Big Ten level.
"We didn't accomplish the ultimate goal of a championship, so of course I'm not happy about that," Stewart said. "As a team we did some very good things this year. We definitely left a lot on the table, but it is over. Now, we just need to move on and start working for next year. My class for Sturgis is probably the weakest we've had for some time, so my first job is to recruit some guys for the team next year. We got a good group of younger kids coming up that are going to help us out a lot."
He'll also be doing more recruiting for the Badgers this fall, as Stewart plans to return to Madison in mid November to see Wisconsin's regular-season finale against Ohio State.