MADISON - One of Wisconsin’s earliest commitments came from a sleeper down in the Sunshine State in Fort Lauderdale (FL) Westminster Academy senior wide receiver Andrew James. He has been pretty quiet with his recruitment since pledging to Wisconsin but took an official visit to Madison this weekend, a visit in which the Badgers definitely kept him busy and on the move.
“It was a great experience for me,” James told BadgerNation. “Ever since getting off the flight, we had things to do. I mean we ate quite a bit. Every second we were getting food that was given to us. We ended up going to a basketball game and had dinner with the coaches pretty much every night. Last night, our host was able to take us out and we were able to experience college life a little bit.
“I was able to speak to most of the recruits and commits and all of them were great guys. There were many great athletes and really great to be in a environment like that with all of them. The football game with that environment is the best environment in college football in my opinion.”
The speedy 5-11, 165-pound wide out, who sits as the No. 204 ranked wide receiver in the nation and a three-star recruit by Scout.com got to see snow for the first time while at Wisconsin, but had no issues seeing that or Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking day either.
"It was great and I was able to see snow for the first time and I really loved it," said James. "The snow wasn’t too bad. I really liked it and I could see myself in a place like that. It was a great ordeal to see Melvin Gordon. I mean, he started off slow, but after that he just pushed through and it was great to experience his record breaking game."
With such a packed and busy visit, James thought the game stood out the most to him and knows that the UW program is the place for him.
“My favorite part would definitely be the game because I really wanted to experience Camp Randall and what it had to offer,” said James. “I am just really excited to get up there and perform in front of all those fans at Wisconsin.
“As of now, I am not completely sure not taking anymore visits and will talk it over with the coaches, but I know I am solid to Wisconsin. I will just take the visits for fun if I do visit anywhere. I won’t be changing my commitment. A lot of coaches fell off me because I was injured, so I didn’t get a lot of play time this season, and I am solid to Wisconsin.”