Decision Looming for Hoxie

Making his second trip to Madison, Buford (GA) High athlete Zavior Hoxie got a better understanding of what it's like to be a part of the Wisconsin football program during his official visit.

MADISON - Making his second trip to Wisconsin since June, Buford (GA) athlete Zavior Hoxie was able to see a lot more of what the Wisconsin program can offer him as a student-athlete then he did during his first visit.

"The visit went well," Hoxie told Badger Nation. "We took a tour of the school and I got to see the facilities again, talked to the coaches, saw a good game by Wisconsin and was able to hang out with some of the players."

The 5-11, 180-pound Hoxie was one of six official visitors on campus for the Badgers, who also had a number of committed players on campus to mingle with and tell Hoxie how special the Badgers' program is.

"I talked with some of the kids who were already committed to the Badgers and they were telling me that I should come to Wisconsin and help continue to build the Badgers program," Hoxie said. "But when I was talking with the kids who weren't committed, we talked about what offers we had and where we were looking. It was a lot of fun hanging out with them and getting to know them."

One of the big differences between his unofficial visit over the summer and this weekend's official for Hoxie was he was able to talk with the entire coaching staff, getting a sense of their personality and their system.

"I talked with coach (Ben) Strickland for a good amount of time," Hoxie said. "We talked about defensive stuff and some of the schemes. I like coach Strickland and I liked what I saw from the defense during the game."

The other big difference for Hoxie was getting the opportunity to spend time with some of the current players, including true freshmen Keelon Brookins, Jakarrie Washington and Rob Wheelwright.

"When I spent time with them after the game it was real chill I got to see the dorms and they were real nice," Hoxie said. "We played some video games and then we went out and enjoyed our time in Madison."

Besides talking with Strickland, Hoxie also talked with Gary Andersen and his recruiting coordinator Thomas Hammock.

"I enjoyed talking with coach Andersen and I can definitely tell he's a players coach and he was just telling me a little bit more about where he wants to take the Wisconsin program," Hoxie said. "When I talked with coach Hammock he was asking me about how my recruitment was going and he was telling if I wait too long, spots may be filled up."

With thought in mind, Hoxie – currently a two-star athlete ranked No.183 cornerback in the country by Fox Sports Next – is hoping to make his decision in the next two weeks.

"I may take a visit this coming week but I don't know where yet," he said. "I have to talk about that with my parents. If I don't take a visit then I could have my decision in a week or two." With Hoxie possibly deciding in the next two weeks, how much did the Badgers have helped themselves?

"This visit will definitely help Wisconsin," Hoxie said. "I wanted to witness a game atmosphere and the fans were great and the student section was fun to see. I wanted to see the city some more when there were students back on campus and what that would be like. When I do decide I know it will be Wisconsin and someone else."

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