Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian Academy senior wide receiver Chris Barr was a hot commodity to a number of programs when he committed to Utah in August. A committed, unsigned player has never bothered Wisconsin, as the Badgers consistent recruiting has convinced Barr to take an official visit to Madison this weekend when Wisconsin hosts No.11 Nebraska.
“I did set up an official visit to Wisconsin,” Barr told BadgerNation. “Coach (Bill) Busch came to my school a couple weeks ago. I told him that I wanted to get up there, see a game and the campus. That is why I set up an official visit for the Nebraska game. I think Coach Busch is a cool dude and I know my coach has a lot of trust in him, so I feel like he is a really cool dude.”
“I am excited to see the game, what the vibe is like, the atmosphere and stuff like that. I am looking to have a great time up there.”
The 5-11, 170-pound Barr isn’t the only prospect from his team expected to be making the trip, as senior middle linebacker, and long-time North Carolina commit, Andre Smith will make the trek up North as well.
“I am excited because it should be even more fun with a teammate coming and how I socialize,” said Barr. “I am not saying I wouldn’t socialize, but with my teammate, I feel like it would be more fun. It is certainly a possible we could play together (in college).”
Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 85 receiver in the country by Scout.com, Barr is still looking to see what other schools have to offer and is ready to hit the road.
“I am still interested in Wisconsin,” said Barr. “I am basically looking at things. If I do end up switching, then it would be on signing day. I won’t just de-commit from Utah, even if I do have a good visit. Right now I am 100 percent committed to Utah. I plan on going to Utah, Rutgers and Indiana after Wisconsin, so they are my first official visit.”