Two Wisconsin Stops for Davison

After successfully recruiting his older brother to Wisconsin, the Badgers have started to build a relationship with Galion (OH) safety Cario Davison, who visited Madison for the Badgers' final two home games.

MADISON - Now that Wisconsin has secured a verbal commitment from four-star wide receiver Dareian Watkins, the Badgers can fully turn their attention to his brother.

Cario Davison –the 6-2, 195-pound younger brother of Watkins – had become a frequent visitor to Wisconsin's campus over the last three weeks of the season with his family.

For the Indiana game, Davison got the tour of the campus, speak to the coaching staff and got to experience the game with his dad and brother. Coming also for the Penn State game, that visit was more a chance for the group to just enjoy the game-day experience. "The atmosphere is great and the ‘Jump Around' is unreal," Davison told BadgerNation. "It's unlike anything I have seen in my life. The way the defense played against Indiana was a big turn on for me. They really came out and handled their business."

Watkins was the innocent bystander on the unofficial visit to the Indiana game, although he got plenty of attention from the coaching staff. Two weeks later the roles were reverse with a recently-decommitted Watkins taking an official visit with Davison tagging along.

"(The Indiana game) was my first visit, so things are just getting started with Wisconsin," Davison said. "Things are going really well and they are starting to recruit me a little more. I think I stand pretty high. I just think they want to get me up there for a couple more visits and evaluate me. Hopefully they'll offer."

Davison admitted that going to same school at his brother would be nice, but wouldn't be the overall determining factor. Like his brother, Davison is being recruited by wide receiver coach Chris Beatty.

"We talk a lot," Davison said of Beatty. "He's a pretty cool guy, a pretty mellow guy."

Missing the start of the season while recovering from a torn ACL suffered last August, Davison made approximately 70 tackles on defense and made around 20 catches for 250 yards as a receiver on offense. Most schools, including Wisconsin, are recruiting him as a safety.

"I didn't have the season I was expecting, but at least I was out there playing after my injury," said Davison. "My main goal was to play because I barely got cleared because of my knee injury. Hopefully next year I'll be a more well-rounded player and things will fall into place."

In addition to Wisconsin, Davison visited Akron, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern and Ohio State. He also says he is getting interest from Cincinnati, Michigan State, Missouri and Penn State. While he is still waiting on his first scholarship offer, Davison is excited that the relationships he's developing now may pay off with scholarship offers after camp season.

"I am real excited to form a bond and a relationship with these coaches when they see me in person," Davison said. "I think I am the player they are looking for at a lot of programs."


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