Largo (FL) senior safety Jonathan Crawford saw his recruitment skyrocket this past spring by collecting several offers, including one from the Badgers.
"My coach told me Wisconsin was coming to watch me practice, so I was happy about that," Crawford told BadgerNation. "After practice, he told me that Wisconsin was offering me. I didn't see it coming really. I just thought he was going to see how I look and then wait it out, but I guess they liked what they saw. I'm glad they did.
While Crawford hasn't heard much from the Badgers since the spring, he remains highly interested in Wisconsin because of the 3-4 defensive scheme.
"I know they had a good season last year and the coach told me I could fit in real well with their scheme," he said. "I haven't really talked to them, so I don't really know if I will visit. They are one of my best schools that have offered, so I want them to know they have a chance and I really looking into them."
The 6-2, 170-pound athletic Sunshine State product sits as the No. 58 ranked safety in the nation and a three-star recruit by Scout - reflects back at his huge spring and updates his recruitment.
"I haven't gotten any offers since spring has ended, so everything has been steady in my recruitment," said Crawford. "I would say East Carolina, UCF and Iowa I am hearing from the most. They are showing a lot of love and I think they really want me. I also talked to Miami and Florida during the spring, as well."
Many prospects have a wide variety of reasons of what they are looking for in a school and Crawford talks about his main factors that will be taken into consideration.
"I am looking for a good relationship with the coaches, somewhere that I could spend my next four years," said Crawford. "I want to have a good life so I don't want to have any problems with players or coaches. Academically, I want to make sure I graduate and get good grades. I am thinking about going into business, but I am not sure yet."
One issue that Wisconsin has to overcome with many prospects is the distance factor, but Crawford doesn't think that will be a problem for him.
"Of course everyone wants to stay close to home, but it is really where I feel comfortable at," said Crawford, who camped at Florida and UCF this summer. "It doesn't really matter to me as far as distance."