Army Commit Checks out Madison

With the firing of the staff he committed to at Army, Highland (IL) junior defensive end Nick Czar has used this spring to check out other Midwest campuses, including visiting the University of Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin's first Saturday spring practice saw many visitors on hand, including Highland (IL) junior defensive end Nick Czar, who committed to play for Army last June.

Getting a tour of the facilities with recruiting coordinator Vince Gunita, which included the locker room, training room and weight room, Czar walked away impressed with how the Badgers prepare and practice.

"The visit went well," Czar told BadgerNation. "I thought it was all really impressive and I really liked how their practice went. They are just a bunch of high energy and I like that a lot. I thought the offense and defense were getting at it right off the bat."

The 6-4, 245-pound Czar is being recruiting by offensive line coach T.J. Woods, who spoke with Czar throughout the afternoon.

"I talked to Coach Woods after also and he told me that they are really interested and he submitted my transcripts to submissions, so I guess it has to go through six people," Czar said. "He will get that back around May and he will see where everything stands with an offer then. Coach Woods just came off as very professional and I connected with him, so I like him."

While Czar got to experience a lot during his time at Wisconsin, the competitive atmosphere was the best part of his visit.

"My favorite thing was how players got into it," he said. "I have been to other football practices where the coaches had more energy than the players and the players were just there because they had to, but here they seemed like they really wanted to do it. I just like the high energy at practice."

Czar holds offers from Air Force, Illinois State and Western Michigan, along with receiving interest from Indiana, Missouri and Navy. Czar had no plans of looking around until Army head coach Rich Ellerson was fired after last season.

"It would be another option to look at if Wisconsin offered me," said Czar. "I might use one of my five official visits there. Right now I am committed to Army, but I committed under Rich Ellerson and he has been fired, so they have a whole new coaching staff and I haven't met them. I just don't know what is going on over there right now.

"Right now everything is still open and I was very impressed with Wisconsin, so I would definitely look into them. I am trying to work out a summer camp at Wisconsin to come up there again."

Czar says he is visiting Indiana on Sunday and visiting Missouri next weekend.

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