Rubenzer Excited about Wisconsin

With Wisconsin looking to make an imprint in the state of Arizona, the Badgers and secondary coach Bill Busch recently reached out to Scottsdale Saguaro junior quarterback Luke Rubenzer.

Arizona has been a busy hub for Wisconsin with the Badgers targeting talented prospects throughout the state. One of those players is Scottsdale Saguaro junior quarterback Luke Rubenzer, who has been in contact with the Badgers and secondary coach Bill Busch.

"(Coach Busch) just told me they're really excited to recruit me and that they'll stay in touch throughout the process," Rubenzer told Badger Nation. "He also talked to my coach and just told him that he likes my highlight film a lot."

Already holding early offers from Air Force and Navy, the 6-0, 185-pound Rubenzer is adamant about his love and passion for the Wisconsin program. With his dad growing up in Wisconsin, Rubenzer had following the Wisconsin program his entire life.

"I've been a Badger fan my whole life, so I have been around it for a long time," said Rubenzer. "Camp Randall seems like a great place to play and it's really exciting to possibly have the opportunity to play there."

"(An offer from them) would be huge. They would definitely be very high on the list throughout the whole process. I'm just so really excited and honored to be a Wisconsin recruit."

Rubenzer led the state in total yards with 4,045 yards - 2,834 yards passing, 1,184 rushing and 27 yards receiving – and finished the year with 46 touchdowns responsible for (36 passing, 10 rushing). He also added six interceptions on defense for good measure.

Putting up those numbers was a credit to Rubenzer and his teammates, who along with him avoided a serious tragedy prior to the season. Out fundraising for his team, Rubenzer witnessed two of his teammates – including good friend and highly-touted sophomore Christian Kirk – drive head on into a poll from his rearview mirror.

"It was crazy," Rubenzer said. "I pulled over when I could and ran over to make sure everything was all right. We knew Christian would do anything to be on the field with us but since he couldn't play those first two games, I was going to play for those games for him. The team kind of did the same thing as well. We just need to stay together as a family and play the games for him.

"It was just kind of eye opening like to be more careful with that kind of stuff, especially around teammates. He was only gone for the first two games, but it was still something that shocked our team."

Rubenzer's success on the football field has had a huge affect on his recruitment, as he has generated interest from schools like Arizona, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, New Mexico, Oregon, San Diego State and UCLA.

"I'm supposed to be going to Boise State during April for their spring game and junior day," he said. "Other than that I'm going to kind of wait for spring ball and see what major interests I have."


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