Broxton Sets Wisconsin Official

With him and his family building a good relationship with offensive line coach T.J. Woods, Scranton (PA) Lackawanna C.C. offensive guard Jarell Broxton will take an official visit to Wisconsin in October.

The Wisconsin Badgers are making offensive lineman a priority for the 2014 recruiting class in order to build needed depth and replace graduating seniors Ryan Groy and Zac Matthias. Head coach Gary Andersen and his staff aren't just focusing on high school seniors but also targeting junior college players who can come in and play right away.

The Badgers feel like Scranton (PA) Lackawanna Community College's Jarell Broxton - a three-star guard – is one of those players who could possibly see time early on if he chooses the Badgers.

"I talk with my recruiting coordinator T.J. Woods every once in a while," Broxton told Badger Nation. "We talk about that I have a chance to come and play right away depending on how things go. I definitely would like to play right away."

Broxton originally planned on visiting Wisconsin sometime in June but has decided to delay his visit until Oct.26 during his football team's bye week. Broxton will also take an official visit Baylor on June 24th.

When Woods and the 6-5, 320-pound Broxton aren't talking about the possibility of early playing time, they continue to develop their relationship.

"I like Coach Woods; he definitely seems like a good guy," Broxton said. "Lately we've been talking about me visiting. He asks how my summer is going and whether or not I'm working out. I am so he's happy to hear that. He also talks with my mom as well. My mom's relationship with Coach Woods is good (and) it's still developing. He talks about the same stuff with my mother as he would with me."

Besides having a strong knowledge of the rich offensive line tradition, Broxton was surprised to learn about the city of Madison.

"I saw it was ranked as one of the top campuses in the nation and that definitely caught my interest," Broxton said. "When I do get up to see Wisconsin's campus I'm excited to see why it's ranked number one."

The Badgers like Broxton because of his versatility on the offensive line, being able to play guard and tackle. Between the two positions Broxton doesn't have a favorite.

"I'm willing to play wherever so I can be on the field," Broxton said. "I just want to make an impact on the game and be out there with my teammates. I like playing offensive line because I can be physical with the person across from me."

Broxton doesn't have any other visits set besides going to Baylor and Wisconsin. When he's not visiting any schools, he's working on his game.

"I'm making sure I'm getting stronger and improving my footwork," Broxton said. "I'm also making sure I keep my weight in check so when practices do start I'm not out of shape."

Broxton says his two favorites are Baylor and Wisconsin and he doesn't have a timetable on when he may want to make his decision.

"I have to have a good relationship with the coaches, the environment is good, and if I can play right away because I want to go pro after college," Broxton said. "I'm also looking for academic support as well."

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