An emerging player from the Cheese State has been Brown Deer (WI.) senior athlete Zack Baun. The versatile Baun has put up video game like numbers week in and week out so far his senior season, which has sparked the interest of several schools including the Minnesota Gophers. This weekend, he traveled to Minneapolis to see what the Gophers had to offer and they didn’t disappoint.
“It was great,” Baun told GopherDigest. “It was nice to finally get to compare Wisconsin to another Big Ten school. The stadium and campus were phenomenal. The coaches were very inviting as well. I got to talk to their director of recruiting, Coach Z and the coach that recruits Wisconsin. They said that they were very impressed with my athleticism and my ability to play many different positions. They said depending on how much weight I can put on and how fast I can get, they see me as a safety/ outside linebacker on defense or a wide receiver or H-back on offense. They said they definitely want me and are going to offer me a preferred walk-on offer for now and see how their recruiting class goes and continue to watch me for the rest of the season.”
With more schools starting to enter the picture for the 6-3, 205-pound swiss Army knife player, he is still wanting to stay focused on his team and getting better.
“It was nice to know that other big schools are interested and I’m definitely happy about it, but I can never be satisfied,” said Baun. “I still just can’t get too caught up in worrying about impressing people and just play my game and take my team as far as we can. My team right now is my main priority.”
Now after visiting Wisconsin and Minnesota, how does the Gophers stack up to their arch rival for Baun?
“Overall, the visit went great,” said Baun. “I’m not yet sure what to exactly think about the preferred walk-on offer, but I still would say Wisconsin is my number one school.”