One look at Aurora (CO) Regis Jesuit tight end Jack Stoll’s offer list makes one wonder why he would travel all the way to Wisconsin – a school that hasn’t offered – for an unofficial visit in the first place.
Already sitting on nine scholarship offers, the 6-5, 225-pound prospect visited Nebraska and Texas – arguably his two best offers – for the school’s spring games in a one-week span but didn’t want to miss an opportunity to check out one of his favorite schools.
“I’ve always been interested in Wisconsin,” said Stoll. “It’s obviously a program that has been very successful in the past 20 years. My dad is from Wisconsin, so I have some family ties there, and he’s grown up a Wisconsin fan, so that’s rubbed off on me.
Stoll dad’s family is from Plymouth, north of Milwaukee, and he visited the area roughly once a year to visit his relatives. Despite the frequent trips, Stoll had never experiences any type of game atmosphere in person at Camp Randall. Even though the stadium was an eighth full compared to a normal home game, the experience lived up to the hype.
“I was really impressed with Camp Randall, the coaches, everything there,” said Stoll. “The facilities are obviously top notch. I thought the coaches were great people, especially Coach Turner. You could tell they were dedicated to developing their players as both men and on and off the field. I thought Camp Randall looked unbelievable. It just looks like something I am really excited about and great to be a part of.
“I’ve always been interested in Wisconsin football and learning more about it. I just think they have a great blue-collared mentality. They have kids who are willing to work. It just looks like a phenomenal program to me.”
Wisconsin did not extend an offer to Stoll on his visit, but the three-star prospect – ranked the No.41 tight end in the country by Scout.com – said Mickey Turner will be stopping by his school within the next two weeks.
“They said they want to get to know me a little more,” said Skoll. “We’ve been in contact for about two weeks. Coach Turner said he’s anxious to get to know me a little more.”
Running a 4.68 40-yard dash and having a 36-inch vertical, Skoll is still undecided if he will camp anywhere this summer.