Trezy, Badgers Ready to Work

Entering phase three of Wisconsin's offseason with the start of the program's summer conditioning program this week, members of the 2014 recruiting class - like defensive back Serge Trezy - will soon be getting their first taste of college football.

MADISON - The excitement on Twitter was noticeable throughout the weekend from a select group of future Wisconsin athletes.

Whether making a short in-state drive, driving across the country or boarding a plane, a good portion of Wisconsin's 2014 recruiting class embarked on their journey to UW's campus for the start of a multi-year college career.

Defensive back Serge Trezy is one of 20 committed prospects who are joining the rest of the Badgers football program to begin preparations for the start of Wisconsin's 2014 season. A good portion of the class is on campus already, ready to take part in the Badgers' summer conditioning program, which began today.

"I am pretty excited," Trezy told BadgerNation. "It's been a long journey. Starting from high school and now getting the opportunity to go to division 1, it's my time and I'm going to make the best of it."

Of all the new faces, Trezy might be the one best in line to be a main contributor on defense this season; a season that gets under way in a less than 12 weeks when the Badgers travel to Houston to play LSU at Reliant Stadium.

Safety was one of the main positions hit hard in the offseason, as Wisconsin lost Dezmen Southward to graduation and Tanner McEvoy to the quarterback position.

Those factors were some of the main reasons defensive backs coach Bill Busch targeted Trezy, who played running back and defensive back for Eastern Arizona junior college last season and has been clocked running the 40-yard dash in under 4.3 seconds.

"The big reason why I picked Wisconsin was because of the coaching staff," said Trezy. "They have a real big family and they make it a real good environment. Coach Busch and I have gotten to know me and he's a real good coach. We have a really tight relationship."

Also lettering in basketball and track and field, Trezy, originally from the Orlando area, was switched to offense his sophomore season and rushed for 814 yards (7.8 average) and six touchdowns. He also returned kicks, totaling more than 1,300 all-purpose yards last season and earned first-team All-Western States Football League honors.

Trezy never had any intentions of playing defensive back at Eastern Arizona but said the coaching staff put him in that role based on the fact he arrived on campus late. Looking back, Trezy said it was a decision that earned him the right to play at Wisconsin.

"When I first went there they put me on defense but second year I played on the offensive side of the ball, and I made something happen," said Trezy. "The first year really opened up the door for me because I was still playing with my speed.

"I learned that I've got to be the first one to the ball and surround the ball. Every time somebody has the ball, I have to be the one to stop them. I'm looking forward to do that (at Wisconsin)."

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