Kraig Urbik - Scouting Report

Wisconsin is off to a great start in "Recruiting Wars" 2003. Here's what we saw from offensive line commitment Kraig Urbik.

When evaluating prospects that have already made a verbal commitment, you know you're going to see a talented young man.

Any prospect that is offered a scholarship as a junior is more than not, heads and tails above his peers.

That's exactly what we saw when we evaluated Wisconsin Badger verbal commitment, Kraig Urbik.

The Badgers already have a verbal commitment from one of the top running back prospects (Jamil Walker) in the Midwest and now they have a commitment from a young man (Kraig Urbik) that will pave the way for future 1,000 yard rushers in Madtown.

Urbik is equally a strong pass blocker as he is a run blocker. Kraig gets in a very good stance. He has a very good "Z" in the knee (as offensive line coaches would call it) and he has a nice flat back.

What stuck out the most to me was Urbik's first step and his hands. It's over when he locks on the defender. Urbik has very strong hands, a quick first step and he finishes.

College recruiters hate when they see lineman that fall down every time they make a block. I don't think I saw a speck of dirt on Urbik after watching an entire game.

On one particular play, Urbik was the lead blocker on a 70-yard screen pass and he finished off about five would be tacklers and escorted his running back into the endzone.

What (or who) else did we see on film? How about 6-foot-7, 325-pound, sophomore tackle, Eric Vandenheuvel.

What a site, 325-pound, Vandenheuvel at right tackle and 280-pound Urbik at the left tackle.

Vandenheuvel will be one of the nations top offensive line prospects in 2004.

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