Wisconsin For The Day

Cyclones coach Shane Burnham made the Wisconsin swing early Wednesday, checking out three of the state's top targets. Video and breakdown wait inside

The Badger State was good to the Cyclones in 2014, producing three signees: punter Colin Downing, linebacker Sam Seonbuchner and offensive tackle Kory Kodanko.

The Cyclones have every intention of continuing to tap into the newfound recruiting pipeline.

Defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham tweeted Wednesday morning that he was in Green Bay — home of 2015 athlete Alec Ingold (Bay Port), who told AllCyclones.com last week that Burnham was stopping by his school.

Mequon Homestead defensive lineman David Pfaff is also expecting Burnham to visit today, as is Seymour four-star tackle Jon Dietzen.

Dietzen is atop National Analyst Allen Trieu's rankings for the best Wisconsin players in 2015, while Pfaff comes in at No. 4 and Ingold at No. 18.

Six schools have offered Dietzen, including the Cyclones. The No. 13 offensive tackle in his class, Dietzen is 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds.

Pfaff played defensive end last season but continues to grow — he was 6-foot-3, 255 pounds in February — and is being recruited by most schools as a defensive tackle. Iowa State was one of his first offers at the March 8 Junior Day; Syracuse and Wake Forest have jumped in semi-recently.

The recruitment of Ingold has been interesting to track. Northern Illinois and North Dakota State have offered him at quarterback, while the Cyclones continue to evaluate his fit at that position. He's discussed with Iowa State playing several places — safety could be a natural fit — and believes he'll eventually pick up an offer. Wisconsin has talked to the 6-foot-2 Ingold about playing middle linebacker.

Ingold played running back as a sophomore, scoring five touchdowns in one game.


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