Private Showing for Dietzen

The lone in-state junior to hold a Wisconsin offer, Seymour (WI) four-star offensive tackle Jon Dietzen got the VIP treatment by the Badgers coaching staff on Friday.

MADISON - Wisconsin football hosted a bevy of high-major junior players on Saturday, showcasing the football program's facilities, introducing them to Wisconsin's coaching staff and giving them a taste of the school's atmosphere with a basketball game.

Seymour (WI) four-star offensive lineman Jon Dietzen wasn't one of them. With the Wisconsin coaching staff knowing Dietzen had already gone through the introductory tour, the Badgers set up a special visit for the 6-5, 305-pound prospect on Friday.

"I just wanted to be able to get to know the coaches more personally," Dietzen told BadgerNation. "I knew there was going to be a lot of people coming down for junior day. I thought it would be a good idea to get into a one-on-one session with some coaches.

"I think I got everything out of that (visit) that I would out of junior day and some. Junior day they went though the facilities and introduce us to some people, but I don't think they all got the same experience I did being just me, my parents and a couple of coaches."

Rated the No.13 offensive tackle in the 2015 class by, Dietzen said he spent a good portion of his visit talking to offensive line coach T.J. Woods. With the Badgers having at least six offensive line prospects committed in the class of 2014, Wisconsin is in the market for at least three linemen in 2015, and UW has made Dietzen the top priority since they offered him over the summer.

"I learned how interested they are," said Dietzen. "Obviously they are interested since they offered, but then letting me know that I am a top priority is a good feeling. Their stats of what they can do with offensive linemen are really impressive.

"Our relationship has developed really well. At the beginning I was kind of blown away by everybody there. I didn't have a clue who any one was. I was kind of nervous to talk to people. I feel really comfortable around and I feel like they are really well-rounded people."

In addition to Wisconsin, Michigan State and Nebraska have also extended offers to Dietzen. After visiting Lincoln last summer, Dietzen wants to make his first visit out to East Lansing in the near future.

"Things have picked up a little bit, but it's still pretty calm," he said. "I really wouldn't care for it too much if things got really hectic. It's been a very enjoyable process"

Dietzen hopes to decide before his senior season.

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