Grafton (WI) junior defensive end Luke Benzschawel was offered by Wisconsin on an unofficial visit in early April and immediately committed on the spot. A few weeks later he made it back up to Madison to check out the Badgers’ spring game. With him being committed this time around, he put on his recruiting hat.
“It went really well,” Benzschawel told BadgerNation. “I got to meet a lot of the other top recruits such as Cole Van Lanen and the other commit like Kare Lyles and his uncommitted younger brother (Kayden Lyles). I got to see a lot of the facilities I’ve already seen before. For sure did I do some recruiting. Me and Cole had a nice talk and I talked to that offensive lineman from the Pittsburgh area (Josh Lugg) and I was just getting a nice relationship with them both.”
One of his main targets was the highly regarded uncommitted in-state lineman, Cole Van Lanen, and let him know how amazing of an opportunity it would be to play in front of his family and friends.
“He has already seen the facilities and talked with the coaches, so I was just telling him to make a legacy here,” said Benzschawel. “Cole and me were talking about how when your growing up in Wisconsin, your dream is to play for the Badgers.”
The versatile 6-7, 220-pound Benschawel has the ability to play multiple positions and felt after watching the defense perform that he could fit right in on the defensive line.
“The game was pretty good,” said Benzschawel. “There was a lot of surprising players who came out and played hard, and it was nice to see Beau (Benzschawel) play in a live game again. I think I would fit in nicely with the defense. They all played very well, especially the defensive line. I bet Coach Nokes (Inoke Breckterfield) is really happy with how they played.”