"Wisconsin was great," Barwick told Badger Nation. "I was glad that I finally got a chance to make it up there. We toured all of the facilities and toured the campus as well. I was surprised. They really have some nice facilities. I got a chance to talk to Coach Busch, which is my area recruiting coach, and I talked with Coach Chad, who is the defensive line coach."
The 6-1, 275-pound Barwick – rated a three-star recruit and No.45 defensive tackle in the country by Fox Sports Next - had the opportunity to chat with secondary coach Bill Busch and Coach Chad Kuaha'aha'a, coming away impressed with what the two coaches had to say.
"They both seemed like great guys and pretty good coaches," said Barwick. "They told me that they were interested in me and that someone would come see me during the spring evaluation period."
Holding early offers from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Indiana, Kent State and Western Michigan, Barwick fell in love with the new additions the Badgers put in, but can't place Wisconsin high on his list without an offer.
"I don't really want to compare Madison to any other places, but my favorite part was getting to see their new weight room," he said. "They showed us their new one that they're going to start using next week and it was really nice.
"I enjoyed the campus and all of the things they have, but I can't really consider them an option yet."