Wisconsin had a visitor in town on Friday when Warren (OH) Harding junior center James Daniels made the trip up to Madison, getting a chance to spend the majority of his unofficial visit with head coach Gary Andersen and several assistants heavily involved in his recruitment.
"It went great," Daniels told BadgerNation. "We talked to the coaches that were there; the offensive coordinator, Coach Andersen and the OL GA (graduate assistant Josh Oglesby). We talked to Coach (Henry) Mason, who used to coach my cousin Chris (Chambers) and we shared stories about him. Then we met with academic people and toured the facilities. Everything went very well. The coaches welcomed me and the facilities and campus was good.
"They pretty much told me when you graduate from Wisconsin you are going to be set up to have a successful future even if football doesn't work out. They also told me how they would love to have me and we talked about the offense they run."
The No. 7 ranked center and three-star prospect by Scout.com, Daniels had a few things highlight his trip to Wisconsin and that gave him more insight on the Badgers.
"There were a couple things that stood out to me," said Daniels. "Talking to the head coach and being able to talk to a former offensive lineman was good. Learning about the overall program was very helpful."
After the visit to Madison, where do the Badgers sit with Daniels?
"They sit really high with me," said Daniels. "I have no leader. I will be visiting some schools, but I just don't know when."