With the Wisconsin coaching staff slowly, but surely, coming together, new head coach Paul Chryst hit the phones Friday night and checked in for the first time with Fort Lauderdale (FL) Westminster senior wide receiver Andrew James. The speedy Badgers commit talks about his conversation with Coach Chryst and his initial impression of his next coach.
“He called me twice over the past several weeks,” James told BadgerNation. “I wasn't able to get in touch because I was in Texas with my dad with bad service, but we touched base and talked briefly about my commitment, where I stand and the plans to map out his home visits the next week or so.
“I've heard nothing but good things and he just added to that. He made me feel as if I was talking to a family member and made me feel at home. I am 100 percent committed.”
Since Gary Andersen abruptly resigned a month ago, the 2015 Wisconsin class has yet to see a de-commitment occur. The 5-11, 165-pound wide out credits that to the close bond they all have established together over time.
"We all have a group message that we occasionally talk to one another,” said James. “We're all wanting to stick together and make the best of this great class we have this year.”