Skowronek Hits it Off with Chryst

While he was impressed with Wisconsin's campus and facilities, the highlight for Fort Wayne (IN) Homestead junior wide receiver Ben Skowronek was getting a chance to build a relationship with the Badgers' coaching staff.

Taking advantage of the final basketball home game of the season, the Wisconsin football program hosted a few unofficial visitors to show off the campus and see the Badgers win a Big Ten championship against Michigan State. One of those visitors was Fort Wayne (IN) Homestead junior wide receiver Ben Skowronek, who is starting to gain scholarship interest throughout the Midwest.

“The visit went great,” Skowronek told BadgerNation. “Wisconsin has some awesome facilities, but the coaches are what makes Wisconsin so special. I talked to pretty much all of the coaches. I sat down with Coach Gilmore and he told me who he was as a person and coach. I also sat down with Coach Chryst and he told me a lot about Wisconsin.”

Holding early offers from Ball State, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Miami (OH), Toledo and Western Michigan, the 6-3, 205-pound wide out got to spend some quality time with head coach Paul Chryst and immediately hit it off.

“Coach Chryst is a great guy,” said Skowronek. “We had an immediate connection. I’m very interested in Wisconsin. Coach Chryst said he wants to watch more of my film before offering me. Wisconsin is a great school and hopefully I can make it back up soon.”

Skowronek is currently in basketball season and has the state basketball tournament starting on Tuesday, but hopes to visit Penn State and Notre Dame this spring.


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