One of the top players in the state was Waunakee senior running back Troy Laufenberg, who tortured defenses all season long and was recently offered a spot on the Badgers football team as a preferred walk-on.
He knew how big of an honor it was to stay home and play for Wisconsin, so he accepted the walk-on offer and committed last weekend. This weekend he was in town for his official visit and was kept very busy during his time on campus.
“It went very well,” Laufenberg told BadgerNation. “We toured the facilities and dorms and learned about their academics. We went to the hockey game last night and then got to hang out with some of the players. I met all of the coaches and was able to build nice relationships with them. They told me that there are spots that freshman could potentially be playing at, which was exciting for me to hear.”
The 5-11, 185-pound tailback got to do it all on his official visit to Wisconsin, but felt the highlight of his trip was getting to meet his future teammates.
“My favorite thing was seeing the facilities and hanging out with the guys because it let me see what I am going to be a part of in the near future and the guys that will be around me,” said Laufenberg. “I can’t wait to be out there in the red and white!”
Laufenberg finished 2,242 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on 360 carries (6.2 yards per attempt, 172.5 per game). He also passed for 296 yards and five passing touchdowns.