Nachtigal Reconnects with Wisconsin

One of the many in-state players on Wisconsin's 2014 radar, Fort Atkinson safety James Nachtigal recaps his unofficial visit to UW's campus Monday.

Arguably the top recruiting priority under Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen, the Badgers have created a positive outlook for its new regime that many of the in-state recruits are anxious to see. Fort Atkinson safety James Nachtigal took the short trip up to Madison and came away impressed at the new and improved Wisconsin program.

"It went pretty good," Nachtigal told Badger Nation. "It was good to get down there again and get to see all the new facilities, especially the weight room …The facilities are just crazy. They are super nice. Everything looks so fresh. It was just amazing to see what they have done."

While Nachtigal was unable to catch up with Andersen because of his obligations with the open scrimmage, the 6-2, 205-pound in-state safety got to reconnect with his position coach and recruiting contact Ben Strickland.

"It was also nice to get to talk to Coach Strickland again," Nachtigal said. "It had been awhile. He just told me thanks for coming and good to see you again. He asked us how (I) liked it and he just kind of talked to us about how recruiting was going and everything."

There has been no offers given out to Nachtigal yet, but reports above-average contact with Iowa State, Northern Illinois, North Dakota, North Dakota State and South Dakota. Nachtigal plans to visit Michigan State next weekend and definitely camp at Iowa State, Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Badgers camp has been circled on Nachtigal's schedule for weeks, as a UW offer would have a major impact on his life.

"It would be huge," Nachtigal said. "They are my state school and everything, so it would be pretty insane. I don't know if I could decide something like committing if that happened right now. I think I would have to be in the situation to make that big of a decision."

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