This was the first weekend the new Badgers coaching staff had official visitors on campus and the lone Wisconsin commit entering the weekend was Green Bay Bay Port senior athlete Alec Ingold, who flipped his commitment from Northern Illinois last week.
“It went as good as I could’ve imagined,” Ingold told BadgerNation. “The meals were all amazing, the hosts were genuine and it was great to meet all of the coaches that I haven’t been able to talk to recently. I filled up after the appetizers (laughing).”
Getting a chance to speak to Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, the 6-2, 205-pound Ingold is going to start out at inside “rover” linebacker, the same position outgoing senior Derek Landisch occupied for UW’s defense.
“Coach Chryst is excited about the opportunity we have together, and I can’t wait to get to work,” said Ingold. “I feel like the defense is very friendly to that position and athleticism isn’t as big of a deal as it is to be assignment sure in order to be successful.”
With getting the red carpet treatment while on his official visit, the talented in-state Badger commit felt getting a chance to talk football with Chryst was the highlight of the trip.
“Sitting in Coach Chryst’s office and being able to talk about my impact for this team (was the highlight),” said Ingold. “It’s starting to sink in that I’m going to be a Badger, and I can’t wait to put in the work to be the best Badger I can be.”
Ingold was not the only official visitor on hand, as he was joined by three-star defensive tackle Kraig Howe (who committed on the trip), four-star safety Arrington Farrar and three-star athlete Joshua Thomas. Knowing the experience they all got, Ingold believes it definitely got them thinking more about the Badgers.
“With the layout of our visit, I feel like it would be impossible to not be impressed by Wisconsin,” said Ingold. “The guys were definitely liking the welcoming feel of Wisconsin.”