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MADISON - Wisconsin is known around the country for having one of the best offensive lines in the nation every year, so it's not a surprise that young Midwestern offensive linemen are drawn to the university. One of those highly interested offensive linemen is Brookfield (Wis.) Central 6-7, 252-pound junior offensive tackle Luke Rasmussen.
With the season nearly three-fourths of the way done, Rasmussen is a believer that the Lancers are about to start finding a rhythm with the playoffs three weeks away.
"It has been going pretty well," Rasmussen told Badger Nation. "We've only lost to a pretty good Sussex Hamilton and Brookfield East team and we are expecting a big game (tonight) against West Allis Central. Our offense has really started to get into our flow and our defense has played really well. I think I've been playing pretty well."
Switching over to his recruitment, Rasmussen is still looking for his first offer, but schools are not backing off at letting him know he is a wanted man.
"It's been going really well," Rasmussen said. "I've received plenty of letters in the mail and emails. Minnesota invited me to a game. Michigan State and Wisconsin has invited to a few games. Iowa State has sent me a few things in the mail. Same for Nebraska and then Pittsburgh has invited to a game. Harvard has sent me a letter, as well."
Growing up in the ‘Badger State,' Rasmussen has many ties to the Badgers and sees a lot of positives in Wisconsin's corner.
"It's nice and close to home," he said of UW. "They have a great football tradition, are very good academically and both my parents went there. They have a great history of producing linemen. My grandparents have season tickets for both basketball and football games. All Wisconsin has really said is they look forward to keeping in touch with me and will keep an eye on my progress."
Looking ahead for Rasmussen, he is taking one step at a time for what he wants to do for any future plans on visiting and if a Wisconsin offer came calling.
"I don't really know what it would mean until it would happen," Rasmussen admitted. "My family and I are trying to figure out my schedule right now. However, I'm going to try to take a visit to Pitt, Michigan State, Minnesota and a few more to Wisconsin."
Rasmussen has already made multiple trips to Madison and gave his take on what he thought from those visits.
"They were really good," he said. "I got to talk to a few coaches and watched some very close games. My family is in favor of the trips to the games."
As far as what he would like to see happen, it is no surprise on where he wants to end up after a long regular season.
"I'm hoping we finish strong this year," Rasmussen said. "Maybe we could get another conference championship if East loses and we win out. I also hope we make a deep surge into the playoffs this year."