Justin Chatman Pushes Back Wisconsin Visit

Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS) defensive back Justin Chatman was originally scheduled to officially visit the Wisconsin Badgers this upcoming weekend. However, he will now visit the Madison campus in December, a week after his Minnesota visit.

"My father wasn't going to be able to come up with me, and I want him to come on my visits with me," Justin Chatman informed BadgerNation.com.

"I spoke to Coach (Kerry) Cooks and he informed me that it would be fine if I waited until December to visit. I'm probably going to visit there the second weekend in December (Dec. 8th). He told me that is when they are bringing in the majority of their elite recruits."

Cooks was a defensive backs coach at Minnesota during the 2004 season before moving on to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has not yet determined which position in the defensive backfield they will play Chatman, but that is their perfect scenario.

"Coach Cooks told me they are going to take three more defensive backs. They'd like two of them to be versatile enough to play either corner or safety, and then one prospect who they know will play safety. They are losing four defensive backs, and told me I'm as high on their list as anyone," Chatman stated.

The weekend before his planned Madison trip, Chatman will make his first official visit to the University of Minnesota.

Chatman continues to hear from Northwestern, Purdue, and Vanderbilt, among others, but has not yet decided whether he will set any further visits.

In 2006, in eight games, Chatman has recorded 84 tackles, 12 pass deflections, and two interceptions.

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