Wisconsin on Adeyanju's Radar

Although wanting to take his time making his commitment, Chicago defensive end James Adeyanju was ready to start take his officials. His first stop was Madison and it was a trip that certainly made its impression.

MADISON - 2011 3-star DE James Adeyanju (Curie Metropolitan HS, Chicago, IL) has the Badgers on his mind. The 6-foot-2, 249-pound Adeyanju spent the weekend on the Wisconsin campus and came away with some very positive thoughts about his possible future at UW.

"The visit was really good. Wisconsin really is on my mind and I think it will stay there," Adeyanju said. I'm still going to take the other four of my official visits but if I still have the feeling that Wisconsin is the place for me I'll pull the trigger and decide to go there."

Adeyanju is scheduled to visit Boston College, Nebraska, Illinois and Northwestern to round out his official trips. Those four will have some ground to make up if they want to stay in the competition with Wisconsin. Adeyanju reflects on his weekend:

"I went up there with my mom and dad and we got to meet other recruits. We also took a campus tour. Camp Randall Stadium was amazing and I really had fun in there for the game. I talked with Coach (Charlie) Partridge a lot and we were just chatting about what I would do there if I came. I also hung out and chilled with Coach (Chris) Ash. We went to dinner after the game and then hung out in the dorms so I got to see what it's really like and I liked it a lot. I even talked to Coach (Bret) Bielema. My parents were impressed."

Adeyanju says he would like to get on the field early so he wants to know how he would be used as a member of the Badger ‘D.' He says Wisconsin coaches did not disappoint with their explanation.

"They showed me film mainly of edge rushing. They do two different types of DE's. One is regular and one is smaller and more mobile. I'd be that smaller end. Coach Partridge even showed me some moves and I really liked that. I like how this defense plays. They just get up and go."

Adeyanju says Wisconsin, Boston College, Nebraska, Illinois and Northwestern are "pretty much" his top five but he really feels bad about leaving a couple schools out of the mix.

"I really like what both Arizona and Michigan State can do for me but I may just take unofficial visits there because I'm really just looking for the total package," Adeyanju said. "It is still really hard to turn anyone down, especially when I like the school a lot so I'm just going to see where it goes." In the meantime, Adeyanju has some goals of his own that he will be working on.

"I want to be All-State this year," Adeyanju said. "I'm going to try to get at least 10 sacks this season. It's been tough because I've been double-teamed most of the time but that's really preparing me for college. I will just keep playing hard."

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