MADISON - One of Wisconsin’s big offensive line commits in the 2015 recruiting class is Seymour (WI) senior offensive tackle Jon Dietzen, who made the drive down to see the Badgers take on Western Illinois in the season opener.
“It went great,” Dietzen told BadgerNation. “I got to see all of the facilities again. I’m still blown away by the overall atmosphere of Camp Randall. I got to talk to most of the coaching staff, mainly Coach (Ben) Strickland and (recruiting coordinator Vince) Guinta. After the game, I got a chance to talk with Coach (Josh) Oglesby and Coach (T.J.) Woods, as well. Pretty much, it was just small talk about how my season is going at Seymour.”
One of only in-state commits in the class, Dietzen became the fourth pledge to the Badgers’ recruiting class in May, picking Wisconsin over offers from Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska and others. A four-star prospect who is ranked the No.11 offensive tackle in the country and the No.128 overall prospect by Scout.com, Dietzen is becoming more comfortable with Wisconsin and is trying to make others feel that way, as well.
“I feel at home,” said Dietzen of Wisconsin. “I’m starting to feel more and more relaxed and casual there rather than being nervous. My friends Bryce Monti and Alvin Burris were at the game today as well and I was talking to them. Other than that, I hadn’t really talked to anyone. We all stay in touch pretty good.”