UW Remains Orvis' Dream

Having been around the campus his whole live, Madison LaFollette athlete Alex Orvis got a new appreciation for the Badgers during his unofficial visit Sunday.

The word “toughness” is one of the main traits Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and his staff are looking for out of the players they recruit.

Special teams coordinator Chris Haering and tight ends coach Mickey Turner has been in contact with Madison LaFollette junior middle linebacker/fullback Alex Orvis, who fits the bill for what the Badgers are looking for in their players and visited the campus this past weekend.

“I’ve been around the campus my whole life and getting to see the weight room, the team practice/scrimmage was really cool,” Orvis told BadgerNation. “I also liked how upfront the coaches were about how much they actually knew about you. I talked to Mickey Turner and he seemed happy to see me. He said he liked my film, liked how physical I was and can’t wait to work with me at camp.

“I also talked to the special team coach because he’s the recruiting person for the in-state players and he also said he liked how physical I was and said he knew all about me.”

Living close to the campus his whole life, the 6-1, 235-pound hard hitter knew a lot about the program. After this visit, Orvis got a newfound interest towards his dream school.

“I grew up in Wisconsin and after seeing all that they have to offer, then I’d say I’m very interested,” said Orvis. “The weight room and nutrition center really stood out to me and, of course, the great coaching staff and fan base. I also liked how much care and effort they put in towards providing the athletes help with their schooling.”

Orvis doesn’t hold an offer to date, but has been hearing from Ivy League Schools like Cornell and Bucknell. If the Badgers were to pull the trigger on him, it would be a dream come true for a man that hopes to don the cardinal and white one day.

“It would mean a lot,” said Orvis. “It has always been a goal and dream of mine.”

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