One of the few remaining candidates on Wisconsin’s 2015 recruiting board, Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian Academy senior wide receiver Chris Barr received a visit from Badgers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda Thursday to emphasis that the new staff wanted him just as much as UW’s old staff.
“Coach Aranda was basically telling me about all the coaching movement and the new coach coming in with Coach Chryst and how highly he thinks of me,” Barr told BadgerNation. “He was telling me about the academics and how Wisconsin is a great place. I like the way everybody cares about Wisconsin. Everybody around there comes together as a team and everybody is family over there.”
Still claiming to be interested in Wisconsin, the 5-11, 170-pound Barr spoke at length with Aranda for the first time after being mainly recruited by defensive backs coaches Bill Busch and Ben Strickland.
“I feel like he is a great dude,” said Barr, “and he is well spoken.”
With National Signing Day just a little over two weeks away, things are starting to become more hectic for the three star Barr, who also had South Florida and UCF stop by on Thursday. Despite being a verbal commit to the Utah, he is still considering several other suitors and when a decision could be forthcoming.
“I am open right now, so everybody is about the same,” said Barr. “I will make my decision around Signing Day, but I don’t want to wait too long to make it. If something bad happens with everybody committing, I won’t have a spot to go anywhere, so I don't want that to happen. I will probably make my decision a little before Signing Day. I am looking for a place that I can fit in at and have a good chance to play and have great academics.”
Barr is on an official visit to South Florida this weekend.