A Great Eight

Feeling the same nerves Wisconsin fans felt on Saturday, Walnut Ridge defensive end Austin Traylor gives a high rating of his official visit to the University of Wisconsin.

MADISON - Defensive end Austin Traylor made his first official visit to Madison this past weekend and BadgerNation caught up with him to find out how his visit went.

"I went up there and toured the facilities and things, attended the game, and afterwards went out to dinner, and got to hang out with the players some," Traylor said. "It thought it was a nice college town. It was a big game. I enjoyed the ‘Jump Around'. They scared me for a second. I thought they were about to lose, until they blocked the field goal."

The 6-foot 4, 211-pound DE from Walnut Ridge High School (Columbus, OH) wasn't making his first trip to Wisconsin. He also attended a one-day camp during the summer.

The main schools that Traylor is still considering are Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia and Cincinnati.

While on the visit, Traylor was able to mingle with the other recruits on campus.

"One of them that was there was A.J., I knew him from before," Traylor said. "We used to play basketball together. I'm really cool with him and I met some of the other recruits that were there. He (A.J) enjoyed the visit. He said it was cool." Traylor also got to talk with the coaches while on his visit.

"They said how interested they were," he explained. "Coach B was talking more about my decision and how important it is and weighing my options. He told me how he would love for me to be a Badger. They asked me which side I prefer, I told them I didn't care, but they have been talking about defensive end. It wouldn't be a problem moving me around to get me on the field."

Traylor rated the visit an "8" out of 10. He currently doesn't have any other official visits scheduled, but said he would most likely be making a visit to Arizona later this fall.

When will Traylor be making his choice?

"As soon as possible," he said, going on to say he wants to take all five. "After I get my visits done."

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