McRae Impressed with Wisconsin

Baltimore Calvert Hall College junior safety Juantez McRae came to Madison to check out Wisconsin take on his home state school. He didn't leave disappointed.

There were many official visitors on hand at Wisconsin to see the Badgers dismantle Maryland along with tons of unofficial visitors, like Baltimore Calvert Hall College junior safety Juantez McRae.

“It was great, I loved it,” McRae told BadgerNation. “It was perfect and I was glad I made the trip up here from Baltimore. It was experience and I am supposed to be taking an official visit soon. I will probably take it after the season sometime. I have been talking to Wisconsin a lot before this visit.”

One of the main coaches McRae has been talking to is wide receiver coach Chris Beatty, but the three-star prospect also spent time talking with cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland and head coach Gary Andersen.

“They were pretty much just telling me how much they want me and giving me the landscape about their school and football program,” said McRae. “The coaches showed me a lot of love and made me feel like I was at home. I got to see a lot of different things on campus and off. It was a great experience, like being at the game and seeing what they do after the third quarter with the jump.

“They showed me how I fit in with their defense. I like their defensive schemes. I feel like I can play and be a true freshman All-American.”

The 5-11, 175-pound safety got to do a lot during his time in Madison, but the game was the highlight of his trip.

“My favorite part would have to be the game,” said McRae. “Just watching football brings joy to my heart and the atmosphere was great. I got to see all those people that just loves football like me.”

After a stellar unofficial visit to Wisconsin, McRae hopes to take a visit to Oregon State in November, but lists Wisconsin as one of his early favorites.

“They are one of my top schools,” McRae said of Wisconsin. “I haven’t decided when I would like to commit and there isn’t a set in stone date when.”


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