Badgers After JUCO Lineman

After dipping into the junior college route late in the 2013 recruiting process, the University of Wisconsin, in order to build offensive line depth, has offered Scranton (PA) Lackawanna Community College offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor.

Even with two of its three 2014 verbal commits on the offensive line, Wisconsin is still very thin at the offensive line position. Not only is Coach Gary Andersen searching the high school ranks for premiere talents, he and his staff haven't been hesitant to look at the junior college rank.

Scranton (PA) Lackawanna Community College offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor holds 22 offers from all around the country, but recently added an offer Wisconsin.

"They have been trying to contact me for awhile now but when I was finally able to talk with them, the offensive line coach really liked me and wanted me to come down on a visit," Eluemunor told Badger Nation. "When I finally got to talk to the offensive line coach (T.J. Woods), he told me that they love me and wanted to offer me. He was really telling me about the Wisconsin offensive line tradition and how they are known for having the best offensive linemen in the country.

"I was really excited getting that offer. I am blessed to be getting looks and offers, so I was very grateful, but excited about the offer."

At 6-5 and 330 pounds, Eluemunor already has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Ohio State, Penn State and UCLA, but says the physical nature of Wisconsin's offensive line is a characteristic that impresses him.

"I love run blocking and to me, it looks like Wisconsin is 50/50 with their run and throwing plays," said Eluemunor. "Run blocking is something I love and I am very physical and running through the guy in front of me.

"I am very aggressive and play to the whistle. I don't stop and keep moving the pile or the defender. I don't stop my feet and locks into the defender, so I can help the play become positive. I am a humble guy on the field and don't like to talk trash to other guys. If they are talking trash to me, then I show him with my play, not my mouth."

With official visits planned for Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M, Eluemunor, who was born in England, is expected to graduate in December. Planning to enroll in time for spring football with three years to play two, Eluemunor hopes to name a top five by the end of August.

"There is a strong chance I visit Wisconsin," said Eluemunor, "but I don't plan on attending any junior days or camps."

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