A New Version of Wisconsin

While he spent a lot of time around the Wisconsin program last season, Brookfield Central offensive lineman Luke Rasmussen was excited to spend Saturday around the new Badgers staff.

MADISON - Brookfield Central offensive tackle Luke Rasmussen is no stranger to the campus of Wisconsin, having attended multiple games and seen a lot of things over the last calendar year. Saturday provided Rasmussen's first opportunity to get a new version of Wisconsin and it didn't disappoint.

"There were about 30 or 40 guys there and we got to see the weight room, locker room, meet a few of the coaches and watch a little of the practice, so it was real good," Rasmussen told Badger Nation. "It was still really nice up there. All the new coaches were really nice and they seem to be pretty nice guys, so it was fun."

Former teammates with 2013 UW signee Chikwe Obasih, the 6-7, 240-pound Rasmussen had time to listen and talk with members of the Wisconsin coaching staff. While he heard a lot of general things about the program, Rasmussen has already been working on adding the 20 pounds the coaches have suggested to him.

"I got to hear from and talk to a little bit to Coach (Gary) Andersen, Coach (Ben) Strickland and Coach (T.J.) Woods," said Rasmussen. "They were just telling me to keep working hard and doing what I am doing. Just get in the weight room, get heavier and looking forward to seeing me camp this summer. It was great to see all the new facilities and meet all the new coaches."

While enjoying many parts of the visit, Rasmussen, like most big guys who visit Wisconsin, knew what his favorite part of the day was.

"I would have to say the big lunch was the best because I love food", he said, with a laugh. "Getting to see the player lounge, weight room and locker room was all really nice."

Rasmussen holds a scholarship from North Dakota, but feels that his recruitment could heat up with a productive summer on the camp circuit.

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