Second Visit a Hit for Dietzen

One of the handful of highly-regarded juniors on campus Saturday for an unofficial visit, Seymour (WI) offensive lineman Jon Dietzen enjoyed another visit to Wisconsin; a visit that made a bigger impact than the last.

Seymour (WI) four-star junior offensive tackle Jon Dietzen experienced another win watching the Badgers on Saturday against No.19 Northwestern, 35-6. Dietzen last visited on September 7, when Wisconsin shutout Tennessee Tech, 48-0.

The 6-5, 305-pound offensive tackle was even more impressed with the Badgers than he was on his last visit. Dietzen, who is currently ranked a four-star prospect and the No. 10 tackle in the country by Fox Sports Next, decided to take a second trip with a new supporting cast.

"I went with two of my teammates this time, Luke Elsner and Brandon Bloerdon" Dietzen told Badger Nation. "My parents made the trip with me last time. My teammates and I all voted equally that it was a great experience. It was awesome to be able to see that high level of playing just right in front of your face.

"I've seen Wisconsin play before and their line is already really good, but to see the lineman open up those holes is really impressive. It also helps make the rest of the offense's job easier."

Dietzen is still dazzled by what he saw from the Badgers' offense on Saturday. A second unofficial visit to Madison was easy for the top recruit to make, being just under three hours from campus.

"The big plus about Wisconsin is the location, which is close to home," said Dietzen, who also holds an offer from Nebraska. "I guess I'm kind of a homebody, but I'm still definitely open to going far away. Another thing that stands out is UW has really nice facilities, and I've seen other facilities, but their facilities are some of the best."

While this weekend was a big recruiting weekend for head coach Gary Andersen and his staff, Dietzen was more excited about getting a second chance to see the Badgers play. The tackle didn't get the opportunity to talk at length with other recruits or the coaches, but was not disappointed walking out of Camp Randall stadium.

"I always hear from the Wisconsin coaches, so I understand they were busy with their game plan on Saturday," said Dietzen. "I always get good luck wishes before my games, and it's always so good to hear from them on those days."

Although he's been on two visits, Dietzen said he has yet to explore much off Madison. The tackle mentioned he would like to see more of the campus so a third trip could be in the works. He has no visit scheduled to Nebraska.


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