Grafton (WI) junior tight end Luke Benzschawel made the trek up to the University of Wisconsin Sunday to check out the new version of the Badgers and got a little taste of what the players and coaches go through from his time there.
“The visit went great,” Benzschawel told BadgerNation. “Even though I’ve been to games a lot and went with my brother Beau on visits, it was really cool meeting all of the new staff members and watching how they ran practices. While I was there, I sat in on their team meetings and spent time with the offensive line and their coaches during their meetings. I then went with the defensive line and their coaches to listen in on their meetings. Lastly, I went out and watched the rest of practice.”
The 6-6, 230-pound Benzschawel has the skill set to play multiple positions at the next level, while also being a standout on the hardwood, so it is no shock especially with the ties to the Badger program that the coaches were excited to get him on campus.
“I talked to Coach Oglesby and Coach Rudolph before the meetings and they just told me to stay on top of school and how their happy to see me on campus,” said Benzschawel. “Same with the defensive line coach, and they were all just excited to get me down there to watch the practice.”
With this being Wisconsin’s first time back on the football field since their overtime win in the Outback Bowl against Auburn, Benschawel feels after watching the team that they have the potential to make some noise this season.
“They looked good,” said Benzschawel. “Even though they weren’t in pads you can tell this team has a lot of good things coming. It was really cool seeing how they operated at practice. (Beau) looked pretty good. He’s in good hands with Coach Rudolph and Coach Oglesby working with him, too.”