Quessenberry Still Gathering Info

With linebacker coach Andy Buh now on the Wisconsin staff, the Badgers have expanded their recruiting efforts on the West Coast. The decision is yielding early results so far, as La Costa Canyon (CA) HS lineman Scott Quessenberry will be visiting Wisconsin in April.

MADISON - It's evident by last year's recruiting class that Wisconsin reaching consecutive Rose Bowls has helped itself expand its recruiting to the West Coast. Last year the Badgers signed two players from the coast, OL Walker Williams (WA) and QB Bart Houston (CA), and the Badgers are back in California this year looking at lineman Scott Quessenberry.

The 6-4, 265-pound lineman from La Costa Canyon High School (Encinitas, CA) has seen his recruitment pick up in recent weeks and currently holds offers from Nebraska, San Diego State, SMU, Washington State and Wisconsin.

"My five offers are my top five," Quessenberry told Badger Nation. "I am supposed to get one (an offer) from Nevada soon. I would like to get offers from Cal, Stanford, Penn State, and probably UCLA. I talk to Stanford and UCLA a lot, and then I just sent my film to Cal."

Another reason the Badgers are more involved with recruits from the West Coast is the addition of first-year linebackers coach Andy Buh to the UW staff. With previous experience at Nevada and Stanford, Buh knows the territory well.

"Me and Coach Buh talk on Facebook and I call him a few times a week," Quessenberry said. "If I ever want to just talk to him, I just send him a message on Facebook or call him. It has been really good. I'm not 6-6, 320 pounds, which they said was their prototypical offensive lineman, so they are recruiting me as a defensive lineman.

"I'm pretty nasty. I get after it. I might not get past you on my first move, but my motor doesn't stop and that's where I'm going to get you. I play with intensity and power. I just play for the love of the game."

With the increased interest, Quessenberry needed to schedule a few visits this spring.

"I'm going out there to Wisconsin on the April 28th for the Spring Game with my parents, head coach and offensive line coach," Quessenberry said. "I had one scheduled to Nebraska, too, but that fell through because I have to take the ACT that weekend. I will probably head up to Washington State and out SMU, as well.

"I definitely want to see Camp Randall, meet all the coaches, and see what Wisconsin football is all about."

Quessenberry isn't ready to narrow things down just yet, but is looking forward to gathering more information.

"I will probably be waiting until after the football season," Quessenberry said. "I definitely want to take all of my official visits. I definitely want to go to the two Big Ten schools - Wisconsin and Nebraska. After that we will see. I'm looking for a few things. Academics are important, a history of winning, and overall football atmosphere. How well the fans are going to treat you is really important too."

Wisconsin has just one verbal commitment in the Class of 2013.

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