Having the look and game of a Wisconsin offensive lineman, Wildwood (MO) Lafayette junior offensive guard Chase Behrndt has become a target for Wisconsin. He took a visit to Madison this past weekend and left feeling very impressed by every facet of the program.
“We really just got a solid tour of the campus and facilities, which were very impressive,” Behrndt told BadgerNation. “We then went out onto the field for practice, which was very enjoyable. It was a really good time, a lot more hard-nosed contact on the field that I’ve seen at most schools, and it was great because that’s the best part about the game. I loved it and was a big fan after this visit.
“I had to miss the campus tour to hit the road early, but they took me up stairs and I had a lot of one on one time with (Offensive Coordinator Joe) Rudolph and some of the other coaches. They all just wanted me to email them directly my film and to keep in contact.”
The 6-4, 295-pound Behrndt sits as the No. 29 ranked offensive guard and a three-star prospect by Scout. Currently holding offers from Appalachian State, Ball State, Illinois, Kansas and Syracuse, Behrndt got to see plenty of things during his time spent in Madison, but ultimately felt the high intensity of the practice and establishing a stronger bond with the coaching staff stood out the most.
“Meeting the coaches and the practice because of all the contact and then getting to know the coaches a lot better were my favorite parts,” said Behrndt.Although Behrndt did not leave with an offer, his interest level still soared after his visit.
“My interest in Wisconsin is high,” said Behrndt. “If they offered, it would be unreal.”