Two of the best uncommitted prospects in the state of Michigan made their way to Madison this past weekend in Detroit Cass Tech's highly regarded duo of running back Mike Weber and defensive end Joshua Alabi. The man that put that together was Northville (MI) senior offensive tackle, and Wisconsin commit, David Moorman.
"The visit went great," Moorman told BadgerNation. "We ended up taking a tour, but we kind of hung out in the coaches' offices with all of them and had a good time chatting with everyone. We went down to the weight room and talked about some basic weight lifting things and went out to eat. Lastly, we went out to the lake and watched the sunset go down, so it was great.
"The next day we went over to the camp and hung out there a little bit. It was fun to chill with all the commits. It was nice going to camp and not worrying about getting an offer or not."
The 6-5, 275-pound Moorman –currently a four-star recruit and the No.31 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com - got to hear what Weber and Alabi had to say about Wisconsin coming back. Those conversations make him feel the Badgers are in good position.
"Everything I know, they said they loved their time up there," said Moorman. "I think they have Wisconsin in their like top five or top three. I think they are both highly considering Wisconsin and I did everything I could this past weekend to show them why I chose it. If they choose Wisconsin, they would have someone they know and we are from the same area. I was just telling all the stuff we have to offer and I think they are definitely starting to buy into the program.
"They were getting real excited when I was showing them videos of the campus, program and party life. The coaching staff really cares about them and I think Mike (liked) the fact Madden committed and he got to see those big linemen who would be blocking for him. I think Josh could play as a freshman, so he likes that. I think those guys like it a lot."
The offensive line got a big addition Sunday when they secured a commitment from 6-7, 325-pound Sam Madden. Moorman envisioned after this past weekend the holes they would be opening up in the future especially after seeing and meeting him.
"I think he is going to bring a lot of good things to the table," Moorman said of Madden. "He is definitely going to bring size, that's for sure. I haven't seen his film or him play, but I know he brings athleticism and will bring a lot to our offensive line. I mean we got (Jon) Dietzen, who is an animal. Sam looks like a giant and me. I actually never felt small in my life before, but standing next to those two I did. It will be awesome to play with those guys on the line.
"It was an epic weekend for me. Every time I go to Madison, I fall in more love with it. I couldn't be more excited to be a Badger."