"It was awesome," he said. "Both teams fought hard. They went at it full go all four quarters. Unfortunately, Wisconsin couldn't pull it out, but the atmosphere was great."
"I got to talk to some coaches after the game. Coach Buh and Coach Ash asked me how I was doing and how things were going in school. Coach Ash said he would make it up to my school in about two weeks. I've gotten messages saying I'm one of the top guys on their recruiting board. I just want to be patient, and I'm waiting to see what's going on."
This Saturday, Sykes will visit Ohio State for their rivalry clash with Michigan, and that is the only trip he currently has planned right now.
While at Wisconsin on Saturday, he had a chance to spend time with Clifton Garrett, a fellow class of 2014 linebacker from Illinois. Garrett and Sykes both train together at Core6, but going to the same school in college is not a certainty.
"That conversation has been joked about, like what if all you guys went to the same school, but no serious stuff."