Wisconsin Still on Vincent's List

Still having interest in Wisconsin since the changes with the coaching staff, Baltimore Gilman junior cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. wants to visit the Badgers before making his final decision.

MADISON - One of the most top-rated, and familiar, recruits to Wisconsin fans is Gilman (MD.) High junior cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. The legacy recruit in Vincent Jr. comes from his father, Troy Vincent Sr., who was a four year letterman winner at Wisconsin and went on to have a very long successful career in the NFL.

With having a past Wisconsin connection, how are the Badgers still looking for the highly-touted recruit in Vincent Jr. after a recent coaching turnover?

"Wisconsin is still recruiting me still, but I haven't talked to the new coaching staff yet," Vincent told Badger Nation. "I have been talking to Coach Strickland and I am trying to figure out a chance when I can talk to the new staff."

Secondary Coach Ben Strickland has been pivotal in the recruitment of the four-star Vincent - rated the No.11 cornerback in the country by Fox Sports Next - and kept the boat afloat despite the recent turmoil.

"Coach Strickland is a great guy and we have a good relationship," said Vincent. "We just talk and try to get a better feel for each other. I try to talk to them on a weekly basis and I try to do my part because, as of right now, coaches can't call me. We have a strong relationship and he talks about what the school can offer academically and athletically. The types of things they do to build young men and not just football players. I would say it is a good relationship, so I am still interested in Wisconsin."

At 5-10 and 175 pounds, Vincent holds offers Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, West Virginia and other. He's also been getting interest from California, Illinois and Florida.

Originally planning to visit Wisconsin for a game in the fall, Vincent was forced to postponed is October visit because of a Friday playoff game. A trip to Wisconsin is still a must for him before making his final decision.

"I don't think I will be going anywhere anytime soon (but) I want to visit Wisconsin," said Vincent. "But that is a hard trip to make because to drive 17 hours it will be expensive, so it will be a matter of money and time. I do plan on getting back up there sometime.

"I do know that I want to take all my official visits, but I haven't thought of when I am going to start to narrow it down. My family and I have been talking about where to take those official visits, but we are still in the process and there (are) no favorites as of now."

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