Biadasz Picks up Wisconsin Offer

The first scholarship extended by a Wisconsin as a result of its high school camps went to Amherst (WI) High defensive tackle Tyler Biadasz, who left his unofficial visit Saturday speechless by the opportunity.

Amherst (WI) High defensive tackle Tyler Biadasz thought his performance at Wisconsin’s first one-day high school summer camp would put him in the conversation for a scholarship offer.

That didn’t make putting the actual experience into words any easier.

Getting invited by the staff to come down for an unofficial visit Saturday to get a closer look at the facilities and meet the entire staff, Biadasz picked up his first power five conference offer when head coach Paul Chryst personally offered him a scholarship.

“After a brief discussion he offered me a scholarship offer,” Biadasz told BadgerNation. “It felt great. It was unreal. I was speechless sitting there. It’s awesome. I feel truly blessed.”

The 6-4, 275-pound defensive tackle made his mark in camp thanks to the level of competition he went against. With offensive line coach Joe Rudolph bringing in multiple prospects with Division One offers, Biadasz more than held his own.

“I felt pretty confident about myself,” said Biadasz. “Coming into camp, I had the mindset of ‘how bad do you want the offer?’ Every time a drill came, no matter how bad your legs hurt, you just sucked it up and said ‘how bad do you want it?’ I dug deep down inside and I came out in the second session with that mentality. I broke some people down, grinded people and felt really good. I finished every drill, got every rep I could get and was really sore after that camp.

“After the camp, the d-line coach (Inoke Breckterfield) pulled me aside and said that he really saw a lot out of me, and he was excited to watch film,” Biadasz added. “He said we’ll say in touch. Thursday comes around, he calls and invited me to come down and meet the coaching staff.”

Wisconsin is the fifth offer for Biadasz, who also claims offers from Illinois State, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois and Western Illinois. Despite the modest offer list, Biadasz never considered committing on the spot.

“Honestly, I didn’t know if I would get one or it would come this early,” Biadasz explained about why he didn’t commit. “I have camps scheduled with Minnesota (today) and Iowa next weekend. I wanted to get through these camps and then probably decide. I felt like the wrong time to do it because I signed up for these camps and want to go to them. I want to keep my options open.”

Helping leading his school to a runner-up appearance in the Division 5 state championship this past fall, Biadasz finished with 77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and three forced fumbles. Since his freshman season, Biadasz went from a 230-pound prospect to 240 pounds his sophomore year and has skyrocketed this past year.

“I had a huge offseason this year,” said Biadasz. “I’m excited for this upcoming year.”

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