Swanton Returns to Madison

Located just a short drive away, DeForest offensive lineman Ben Swanton ends a busy couple weeks of unofficial visits with another stop at Wisconsin for the spring game.

DeForest (WI) offensive linemen Ben Swanton will arguably be one of the top in-state linemen in his 2015 recruiting class. Active in his early recruitment by taking multiple visits around the Midwest, Swanton made another trip to Madison to see Wisconsin's spring game and came away impressed.

"The visit went great," Swanton told Badger Nation. "I had a great time being there to see the team play in Camp Randall. I didn't really get to talk to any coaches. They were too busy preparing for the game. I did get to catch up with other recruits and was glad to see what a Badger would be like."

The trip to Wisconsin over the weekend was the seventh campus visit in the past four weekends for Swanton since he last visited the Badgers on March 9. While visiting Purdue, Princeton, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Iowa and Illinois were impactful, the young lineman thought highly of Wisconsin, and feels like they will be one to watch after watching the spring game.

"The team looked great," Swanton said. "I can't wait to possibly see a game and visit again. I am planning to camp at Wisconsin this summer. Hopefully in the future, we will have a chance to visit again. I'd love to see the weight room and locker room."

With head coach Gary Andersen trying to instill a family atmosphere in the program, many of the recruits felt that vibe at the spring game along with the great turnout.

"My favorite part of the visit was probably the energy of the crowd," Swanton said. "I also felt the brotherhood bond between the players, so that was nice. I really liked watching the offensive line warm up and their intensity as well."


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