A rising player in Wisconsin for 2016 is Superior junior athlete Beau Reder, who stood out at Wisconsin’s June high school summer camp because of his speed and versatile. Catching the eye of cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland, Reader was invited to Madison last weekend to watch Wisconsin play Illinois.
“The visit went very well,” Reder told BadgerNation. “Great atmosphere and great coaches. I went to Camp Randall and checked in and had an academic presentation. We then went and saw the weight room and went on the field for warm ups.”
Getting a chance to talk to Strickland about the recruiting process and the school’s academics requirements, Reder is beginning to develop a strong relationship with UW’s in-state recruiter, especially when he and his parents sat down with the former Wisconsin defensive back.
“Coach Strickland is a great guy, very personal and very welcoming,” said Reder. “He is glad to help out with whatever it is. With recruiting, he spoke vaguely, but as of recruiting it sounded more as I’d be recruited as an athlete and they’d find a spot that best fits me as a player if I came to Wisconsin.”
While the 6-1, 185-pound athlete has not seen his recruitment take off, he is hoping to hear more from the Badgers after his great experience to Madison.
“I am interested in Wisconsin more than I was before,” said Reder. “I mean they have great schooling, the academic field in my interest, closer to home then some other places farther down south or out of state. The atmosphere is just awesome. If I was offered by Wisconsin, it would be a great accomplishment and a great goal to strive for.”
Reder hopes to take a few more visits this fall depending on the outcome of his team’s run in the playoffs.