Wisconsin has not been afraid to cross the border to Minnesota in past years to steal some top talent away from its border rivals. A player that this new Badgers coaching staff has their sights on is Burnsville (MN) junior athlete Kamal Martin, who has the ability to impact the game. Wisconsin had gotten the Minnesota native to check out the Badgers this weekend, which blew him away.
“My visit was unbelievable,” Martin told BadgerNation. “We got to tour Camp Randall and the campus. I talked to Coach (Ted) Gilmore, Coach (Joe) Rudolph and Coach (Tim) Tibesar. They want me to come to camp as a wide receiver, and they love my size and could see me being a bigger type possession receiver.”
When it comes time to look at some of the main factors in his recruitment, the 6-3, 200-pound Martin knows a piece he will strongly consider is the facilities. That is a box he can check off after his visit to Wisconsin, which wowed him while traveling through them.
“I was very impressed with the facilities and how well everything was connected through one building and the coaches were setting their players up for success,” said Martin. “My favorite part of the visit was touring the facilities because ultimately I can use it as a tool to help me succeed and develop when I am able to make a decision.”
While Martin is still working to land that first offer and have some options to choose from on signing day, he hopes the Badgers throw their hat into the mix now.
“It would mean a lot coming from a traditional program like Wisconsin,” said Martin, “but I would just keep working as hard as I can, just like I am currently.”
At this time, Martin doesn’t have any other visits lined up in the near future. He plans on camping at Wisconsin May 31.