Badgers Not Done for 2013

Dating back to national signing day in February, head coach Gary Andersen said the University of Wisconsin would continue to be active recruiting players in the class of 2013. With summer conditioning right around the corner, Andersen has made an offer to JUCO cornerback Tekeim Reynard, who will visit this weekend.

Independence (KS) Community College cornerback Tekeim Reynard is the productive target by finishing with 88 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions. With open scholarships for the class of 2013, the Badgers are hoping their offer to Reynard and his ensuing visit this weekend will accomplish UW's goal of adding depth to the secondary.

"I found out about the Wisconsin offer about two weeks ago when Coach (Bill) Busch called my phone," Reynard told Badger Nation. "He said that I would be a great asset to the team and they are looking for a guy like me. They want a physical corner and make a huge impact right away. Coming from the JUCO ranks, you are starting to see teams look more towards that.

"I was excited about the offer and very surprised. Colorado was my first offer, but I wasn't expecting one from Wisconsin. I am a very humble guy, but this makes me more hungry to where I want to put on a Badger uniform."

The 5-11, 175-pound Reynard has the experience and speed to compete at the next level, and feels that he would fit nicely with his skills in Madison.

"I just know that Wisconsin is a very prestigious university and they have a very good football tradition," Reynard said. "I know the coaching staff came from Utah State and Coach (Gary) Andersen and Coach Busch both have a good coaching background and are great guys. I talk to Coach Busch about the defense that they run and they got a good feel for the game. I could see myself fitting in with the Wisconsin defense and the program."

In the Badgers new 3-4 defense, Reynard said the Wisconsin coaches are looking for defenders that can create mayhem, play aggressive and play with energy. That description fits Reynard's style of play.

"I am a high level energy player and I like to come off the edge with blitz to give my offense the opportunity to score again when I get the ball back," he said. "I feel like I can cover and I'm a big cover corner that brings a lot of intensity. My dynamic play making skills is something that is seen when I blitz. I just got a knack for making plays."

Taking an official visit to Colorado last weekend after the Buffaloes offered, Reynard will spend the weekend in Wisconsin with an idea that the trip will end his recruitment.

"I would probably say the chances are 80 percent that I commit to Wisconsin," Reynard said. "I am just very high on Wisconsin with them being my top school next to Colorado. Wisconsin is definitely high on my board.

"I am just excited to see the atmosphere, see the great fan base and can't wait to see what the community is like. Just want to get to know Madison a little more, not just as a football player, but also a person with the social life and see how that is."

Wisconsin will be Reynard's final visit before making his decision.


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