Looking into the Badgers

With Wisconsin still targeting defensive ends in the class of 2014, the Badgers extended an offer to Oviedo (FL) defensive end Tyree Owens this week.

While fans were celebrating the commitment of Hartland (WI) Arrowhead defensive end Billy Hirschfeld, the Wisconsin coaching staff continued on as if it was business as normal. Still offering and targeting many recruits for the 2014 recruiting class, the Badgers continue to target the defensive line with an offer to Oviedo (FL) defensive end Tyree Owens.

"I was at practice and my coach pulled me aside," Owens told Badger Nation. "I walked over there and he let me know that I got two offers from Wake Forest and Wisconsin. I was just thinking like ‘wow that is big time' from two great schools. It's overwhelming.

"I don't really know too much about Wisconsin, but I know they have been a very good and consistent team. Wisconsin is a Big Ten school, so that is pretty good. I plan on further looking into them."

The 6-4, 237-pound Owens showcased his skills and potential this past season with 76 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five sacks, two block punts and a block field goal. That on field productive has led him to over double digit offers, but his first two have been the most favorite ones so far.

"I have 13 offers (and) my top teams are West Virginia and Georgia Tech," Owens said. "I have been talking to them a lot. They were there from the beginning and both schools have great coaches, so I just really like both of them. My top list are those two right now but with the recent offers, I want to do some more research on them to get to know how they are."

Originally from New Jersey, Owens cited he is open to looking at many different schools and is currently working on setting up summer visits. He did mention that Wisconsin is a place he could see himself visiting.

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