Seitz Impresses Buh

Wisconsin's impressive 2014 recruiting got starter when Hartland Arrowhead offensive lineman George Panos committed in April. Around the same time, his junior teammate, linebacker Matt Seitz, started to build his relationship with the Badgers coaching staff.

MADISON - Wisconsin is off to a rapid start with securing four commitments in their 2014 class. Three of the four are from their home state, so it should come as no surprise that the Badgers are trying to keep the talent home. One home town kid that they are keeping their eye on is Hartland Arrowhead junior inside linebacker Matt Seitz. The 6-2, 215-pound standout looks the part and has played the part so far as his team is off to a great start.

"We are 4-0 so far, our first game we played on ESPN 3 at home vs. Minnetonka (MN) and won 41-21," Seitz told Badger Nation. "I don't know any individual stats yet, our coach doesn't release them until the end of the year. I feel like I have played pretty well so far. We have a great defensive line that has allowed me to make some big plays. There is still room to get better, and I work on those things every practice and every game."

While his team is on a roll, his recruitment is just starting to kick off, but that hasn't stopped many from already letting him know he is wanted.

"I'm still waiting on my first offer," said Seitz. "I've been in contact with Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan State, Ball State, Iowa State and Colorado State. I've been invited to every Ball State game, got invited to two Wisconsin games as well. I took an unofficial visit to Wisconsin Saturday and I'm taking an unofficial visit to Nebraska next weekend and attending their game they invited me, too."

Seitz is already very familiar with Wisconsin by the contact he has received and is planning on visiting for this upcoming weekend.

" I got a recruiting letter from Wisconsin back in April, I attended their camp in July and they really liked me," said Seitz. "They said they would keep in contact with me. I've gotten around 10 other letters from them since then, too."

Growing up in Wisconsin, Seitz made it clear as for his opinion on the Badgers and what an offer would mean from them.

"Living in Wisconsin my whole life, the Badgers were always my team," Seitz said. "It is a blessing to be getting recruited by them. I just hope someday I'll be able to play at that level. It would be an honor. It's been a goal of mine ever since I could remember to get an offer from them. If I work hard enough, hopefully it will happen."

Something to watch is the relationship Seitz's is developing with linebackers coach Andy Buh. Getting a chance to work with Buh at summer camp, UW's first-year linebacker coach complimented Seitz's size, frame and footwork.

"Coach Buh talked to my coach a few days after camp (and) he said they would want to move me from inside linebacker to outside linebacker because of my height and pass coverage," said Seitz. "We have a great relationship. We had plenty of conversations when I was over there for camp. He also wrote me a letter wishing me luck this season and wants me to come up for a game. Hopefully I'll get invited to a few more games to get a better look at the university."

In addition to his visits, Seitz was invited to attend the Core 6 athletes showcase in January in Chicago.

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