Shawano (WI) junior offensive tackle Zeke Gueths is not only a student of the game, but is a very serious student in the classroom. With academics being a big point of emphasis when considering schools, Gueths knows one program that preaches high academic accolades is the hometown Badgers, where he took an unofficial visit to Sunday.
“It was great," Gueths told BadgerNation. "Being a 4.0 student, I love how focused the team is on academics. I also liked the up-beat tempo at which practice is run. All of the coaches are sincere and easy to talk to. Coach (Joe) Rudolph and Coach (Josh) Oglesby talked to me about the camps coming up and how important those are for the recruiting process. Coach (Ben) Strickland led all the tours around campus. Coach (Chris) Haering, my area recruiter, will be visiting this spring as well.”
Not surprisingly, one of the highlight for the 6-6, 260-pound tackle was seeing the presentation on Wisconsin’s academic standards, not to mention building his relationship with the UW staff.
“My favorite part was talking with the coaches and knowing where they’re at with me was nice," said Gueths. "It is also really nice how important academics are for the program. The academics are a huge part for me. They are very interested and looking forward to see what I can do at camp and when they visit this spring.”
With a successful trip to Wisconsin, his interest has only risen even further in his mind.
“I am very interested in Wisconsin,” said Gueths. “Growing up in Wisconsin, I’ve always been a Badger fan.”
Gueths plans on putting together a camp agenda of where he plans on all attending in June. He knows he will camp with Wisconsin May 31.