Musso Recaps Wisconsin Camp

He knows he's a long shot to get a Wisconsin scholarship offer, but Waunakee (Wis.) running back Leo Musso isn't accepting 'no' for an answer. After a solid performance at Wisconsin's high school summer camp Monday, Musso talks about his future with the Badgers and his recruitment.

MADISON - Realizing he's dealing with a school with limited scholarship numbers and promising their star running back commit – Vonte Jackson – that he'll be their only scholarship running back in 2012, Waunakee (Wis.) running back Leo Musso knew that he'll be heading to the Badgers' one-day camp on June 20 with the easiest mindset: perform the best he possibly could to open the eyes of the coaching staff.

If the response he got was any inclination, he succeeded.

Doing a mix of mostly position work and some 7-on-7 work, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound back Musso shook off a hamstring injury with his first real competition/workout in a month, and even surpassed some of his expectations.

"The camp was a lot of fun, and I just wanted to perform the best that I possibly could," Musso told Badger Nation. "There's always room for improvement, but I thought I did some pretty good things. I can improve on everything, I could have run my routes better and done some little things better, but I thought I had some pretty good burst.

"As far as I know they like me. "I've talked to offensive coordinator Paul Chryst a lot and Coach Hammock said he was pretty pleased with my performance, so hopefully this opens up new doors."

Musso has had an impressive calendar year. He helped Waunakee to another WIAA Division 2 Championship after rushing for 2,005 yards, an average of 8.1 yards per carry, and 35 touchdowns last season. He also placed in the top five in the SPARQ combine in March, testing a 4.12 in the pro agility, 40 inches in the vertical jump, 39.5 feet in the power ball toss and 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Even with his talents running the football, Musso will gladly switch to defense if it means he gets a shot playing at Wisconsin.

"If they see me at someone else, hopefully something works out like that," Musso said. "Coach Hammock said he really did like me at running back but if they would like me to move to a different position, I am more than willing to try. It's really hard to know what they are feeling, but I hope to get some feedback from them and go from there."

Musso believes his future with Wisconsin will be a wait-and-see process, meaning his process will be a patient one as well. Musso is heading to the Northwestern Showcase event on June 23, hoping to impress the Wildcats and other coaching staffs in attendance, and planning on heading out to the North Dakota State and South Dakota State camp.

Musso is still waiting for offer number one … an offer that is bound to come sooner than later.

"I am trying to stay in the weight room as much as I can, helping the younger guys out, and not go to a billion camps," Musso said. "I am going to the ones that give me the most exposure … I am staying positive and hopefully (that first offer) is right around the corner. It would be a relief to lock up any kind of offer."

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