Dretzka Learning More about the Badgers

Starting to see his recruitment pick up with mid-level interest from schools throughout the country, Wales (WI) Kettle Moraine junior offensive tackle Ian Dretzka recaps his visit to Wisconsin on Saturday.

One of the biggest visitors to be on hand to watch the Badgers practice was 6-5, 275-pound Wales (WI) Kettle Moraine junior offensive tackle Ian Dretzka. While this wasn't his first trip being on campus, he did see another side of the program that has him even more excited about the direction of the program.

"The visit was very insightful," Dretzka told BadgerNation. "I got to see parts of the football program I've never seen, which was very cool. I also had one-on-one talks with Coach Strickland and Coach Woods. I got to see the locker room and all the things related to the players in general this time. They talked to me about recruiting from here on out from camps to visits. Coach Strickland did say he would be visiting me sometime this spring."

Dretzka is still looking for that first scholarship offer, but it starting to see his interest pick up from Midwest schools. He's had multiple phone conversations with the coaches at North Dakota State, had a visit from Central Michigan's coaching staff and is heading from Army, Montana, New Mexico, West Virginia and other.

Having visiting Northern Illinois Friday and planning to visit North Dakota State on April 26, Dretzka is also planning to camp at Wisconsin to continue building his relationship with the staff.

"Me and Coach Strickland are starting to form a good relationship," he said. "Me and Coach Woods seem to be acquaintances more than anything. I would look forward to getting to know Coach Woods better."

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