With he and his staff having strong ties to the coast, head coach Gary Andersen wanted to make the state of California a productive recruiting ground for the University of Wisconsin. The results are already starting to come in.
After inking linebacker Leon Jacobs in his first recruiting class and having already secured a verbal commitment from one of their top tight ends targets in Santa Ana Mater Dei Kyle Penniston, the Badgers are looking for more playmakers to add to the fold.
Likely taking just one wide receiver in the 2015 class, defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a recently extended out a offer to a rising player in West Hills Chaminade College Prep junior Brandyn Lee.
"Coach Chad contacted me through Facebook and asked for me to call him," Lee told BadgerNation. "I did and he told me over the phone that Wisconsin has an offer for me. I was very excited and happy about the offer because it was my first Big Ten offer. It was kind of out of the blue because I rarely ever talked to them before. My relationship with Coach Chad is great though. It was a great day for me."
The 6-1, 185-pound receiver now holds offers from Fresno State, Nevada and Washington State in addition to Wisconsin. With the school's reputation for academics, Wisconsin is very high on lee's list and he's looking to check out Madison, along with a few other schools, this summer.
"I know Wisconsin is a very great business school including a very successful football team in the Big Ten," said Lee. "I plan on taking an unofficial visit this summer. Right now, I don't have a top list of schools. I'm just open to any school. I plan on visiting Washington State and Fresno State as well."