Oseland Builds Wisconsin Relationship

Depleted in numbers at the offensive line position, Wisconsin has made it a priority to recruit talented linemen in earnest. With the amount of time he received from coach T.J. Woods, Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin junior offensive lineman Quinn Oseland could be one of those players.

With previous camp stops at Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan, Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin junior offensive lineman Quinn Oseland had gone through quite a bit of drill instruction, repetitions and learn plenty of new techniques.

At 6-6 and 300 pounds, Oseland was able to incorporate all his new skills into his final two camps at Wisconsin and Illinois; camps he calls two of the best he had this summer.

"I definitely felt better about my form as I want on," Oseland told Badger Nation. "I saw myself do better on the drills that I did in earlier camps; drills that helped me work on my first step or on my blocking techniques in one-on-one drills. It was a noticeable difference."

Oseland was the type of prospect offensive line coach T.J. Woods was looking for during last week Tuesday's one-day camp. With the Badgers thin on offensive linemen and likely needing two recruiting classes to get the numbers back up to par, Oseland got a lot of solid coaching from Woods.

"He's a pretty good personality," said Oseland of Woods. "He's young, so I like that about him. He can connect with the players, so I like that about him. He gave me a lot of good ideas to get my feet quicker and get me better for next season."

After not being recruited by the old staff at Wisconsin, Oseland has been recruited pretty heavily by Woods since the offensive line coach arrived, as Woods made it a point to give Oseland a little one-on-one time following drill instruction.

"It was the second time getting a chance to talk to him and it was really nice," said Oseland. "We got to walk around the campus quite a bit. He showed me around. I got to see quite a lot of the facilities. It was nice to be able to get in touch in him and to know he's going to recruit me pretty heavily after he gets done with 2014 guys. It's nice to start building that relationship now."

Oseland also camped with the University of Illinois last Friday, getting a chance to do a lot of the same drill work with the Illini coaching staff.

"It was really good," said Oseland. "I got to go against some pretty good competition in one-on-one drills with run blocking and pass protection. It was pretty nice."

Unlike with Wisconsin, Oseland's relationship with the Illini dates back to late last season.

"I like them quite a bit," said Oseland. "Coach Beckman said they are pretty close to offering. He just said they wanted to see some more film and see my feet quicker."

Starting every game his sophomore season at right guard, helping the Cyclones to an 11-2 record in and an appearance in the IHSA Class 5A state semifinals, Oseland is being primarily recruited as a tackle, although Missouri is looking at him at the guard position.

While still looking for his first offer, Oseland admitted that playing in the Big Ten would be extra special.

"It would definitely be pretty cool, especially after watching the Big Ten Championship game the last few years," said Oseland. "I really like it. I definitely have grown up with it. I have been to Illinois games pretty much my whole life. I like Wisconsin and its tradition. It would be a great conference to play in."

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