The visitor list was huge for Wisconsin’s home contest against Nebraska. With such a pivotal game, it was expected a lot of in-state guys would be in town, and Brown Deer (WI) senior athlete Zack Baun was one of those players who made the short trip over to Madison.
Having committed following his unofficial visit October 25, Baun watched the 59-24 blowout of Nebraska knowing he didn’t have to worry about his recruitment anymore.
“I felt as if I got to relax a bit more and not be so uptight about everything,” Baun told BadgerNation. “It was a great game and nice to see the record-breaking performance by Melvin Gordon in person. Glad I was there. When I went on visits before, I felt so worried about asking questions and figuring out what the academics, school and team was. Now that I know that is where I want to be, it makes it a lot less stressful. Now, I just need to focus on building relationships with the coaches and the players.”
The 6-3, 205-pound Baun didn’t get to chat with the coaches as much with that overwhelming amount of prospects on hand, but he got to experience a very excited locker room after their big win.
“There were a lot of the recruits that were there so I didn’t get to talk to the coaches as much, but I got to go into the locker room and interact with the players and stuff,” said Baun. “They were all celebrating and taking photos with the trophy and stuff. It was super cool in there though. I am so happy I got that opportunity to go in there.”
Named the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association offensive player of the year, Baun enters the final week of the high school football season 10th in the state in rushing (1,837 yards) and state-leading 39 touchdowns. As the team’s quarterback, he led the Falcons to an 8-3 record and a share of the Woodland East Conference title.
A grayshirt commit, meaning he’ll enroll January 2016, Baun will start at outside linebacker.