Camper Has Good Experience in Madison

After spending a weekend in Madison meeting with the coaches, touring the facilities and watching the Badgers scrimmage, Virginia Beach (VA) Frank W. Cox offensive tackle Blake Camper would love to add a Wisconsin offer to his collection.

At 6-7 and 280 pounds, Virginia Beach (VA) Frank W. Cox junior offensive tackle Blake Camper has the prototypical size and ability to excel at the next level.

Many schools have taken early notice by the mammoth tackle, as he holds offers from Maryland, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Rutgers and Virginia, while hearing from many others as well. One school that has attracted his attention is Wisconsin, where he visited over the weekend to take in the sights and sounds of its scrimmage.

"The visit went great," said Camper. "We had a chance to sit down with Coach Woods and he explained the process they go through with recruiting lineman. They are very selective and take their time. I also met with Jason Holtman who is the Assistant Athletic Director Academic Services and he explained the focus they have on academics and the fact that Wisconsin is one of the top schools in the country. I took a tour of the facilities ,which are amazing, and had a chance to meet the Strength and Conditioning Coach (Evan Simon) that explained their training and nutrition system. It was very impressive."

In addition to meeting with offensive line coach T.J. Woods, Camper got a chance to sit down with Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen the day before the scrimmage.

"I met with Coach Anderson for a good while and he was very straight forward and spent the time to thoroughly answered any questions we had," Camper said. "He stressed the family atmosphere and that they wanted players that fit the Wisconsin family. I had a chance to meet several of the players and the coaches invited us to stay the night in Madison and attend the scrimmage the next day. I enjoyed talking with the players and I had fun watching the scrimmage. The whole experience was really good. Madison is a special place."

Despite not leaving with a Badger offer, Camper hopes he will land the offer down the road because of how much it would mean to receive it.

"It would mean a great deal," said Camper if he was offered by Wisconsin. "They have a great history of developing very talented offensive lineman. I was impressed with the academics, which is important to me. I also liked the city of Madison a lot."

Currently without any favorites yet, Camper will be going to Maryland's spring game Friday and going to spring practice at Rutgers early next week.


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