Budzien's Recruitment Moving Along

Arrowhead (WI) kicker Jeff Budzien did not have too far to travel for Kohl's Kicking Camp at Wisconsin-Whitewater this weekend. Scout.com was there and caught up with Budzien for the latest on his recruitment.

One of the top recruits at Kohl's Kicking Camp this weekend was Arrowhead's Jeff Budzien. Already holding an offer from Army, Budzien's recruitment is picking up and there are a host of schools still showing interest.

"Kansas State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan a little bit still," he responded when asked which schools were actively recruiting him.

This summer, he has camped with Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northwestern and Michigan in addition to his trips to two Kohl's camps. At the camp in Madison, Budzien performed well and also had an opportunity to talk to the Badger coaches about a possible future there.

"They have a freshman this year, he redshirted last year," Budzien said of the Badgers, "I was at the camp and I got a preferred walk-on invite so, hopefully I can attain another scholarship later."

Budzien is confident that more offers will come. He recently took an unofficial visit to Kansas State an the Wildcats have increased their interest in him.

"Kansas State said if I went there, I'd kick as a tree freshman, so that's kind of nice," Budzien said, "It's a benefit of KSU that I'd go in right away and kick. When I went down, I met with Coach Rogers and Coach Prince a little bit. They said it wasn't a matter of if, it was when it would happen. They were deciding whether it was soon or before the high school season that they'd offer."

So if the Wildcats offered, would a commitment be imminent?

"I'd have to talk to my parents and my coaches about when and where I'd commit, but I'd like to get it over as soon as I could. The process is long and grueling. I'd like to get it over as soon as I can, but I also want it to be the right school."

As for what would make a certain program the right now, Budzien said, "Academics. I have a 3.9, so that's a big part of the school I choose. Also, football tradition, how good they are and location as well, I don't want to be too far from home. Facilities, I like to be in a place that has an indoor and a nice stadium where I could be practicing, but I'm not really too picky, I'll take any school that's offering."

As a junior, Budzien was 6 of 11 on field goals with a long of 55 yards and was 66 for 67 on extra points.


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