Taking a closer look at Wisconsin 2016 commit Tyler Biadasz - a defensive end from Amherst, Wis.

Taking a closer look at the incoming members of the 2016 recruiting class, BadgerNation profiles Amherst (WI) lineman Tyler Biadasz.

Tyler Biadasz

Offensive Line/Defensive Line

Commitment Date: 6/8/15

Commitment in the Class: Fifth


Accolades: Rated the No.1 defensive end in Wisconsin, No.18 in the Midwest and No.87 in the country … presented with 2015 Tim Krumrie Award as state’s most outstanding senior defensive lineman after posting 70 tackles, 7 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and an interception ... twice named first-team all-state on defense by Wisconsin Football Coaches Association ... first-team all-state as a senior and honorable mention all-state as a junior by Associated Press ... also two-time honorable mention all-state by WFCA as an offensive lineman ... named first-team all-region on both offense and defense by WFCA as a junior and senior ... first-team All-Central Wisconsin Conference on both offense and defense as a sophomore, junior and senior ... finished career with 232 tackles, 19 sacks 11 forced fumbles and 3 total touchdowns ... also lettered in baseball and basketball.

Recruiting Story: Seeing his stock rise among division 1 coaching staffs in the Midwest, Biadasz started seeing the junior day invites roll in around January 2015. And while he kept his options open when contacted by Iowa, Minnesota and MAC schools, Wisconsin was always the ultimate destination.

“All my life I have been a Badger fan,” he said in February 2015. “I like their practice facilities, field and the location. I like the school a lot. It also has what I want to go to school for, which is teaching. I want to go in elementary and special education K-8 and a high school history minor.”

Biadasz knew he was on the radar of the coaching staff (defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield gave him feedback off his film during an April unofficial visit) but knew he would have to go to UW’s camp to prove himself. During a one-day camp in which offensive line coach Joe Rudolph brought in some talented prospects from around the Midwest, Biadasz beat all of them.

“I felt pretty confident about myself,” Biadasz said after the camp. “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.”

The pain was worth it. Biadasz got immediate praise from Breckterfield and was invited back to campus the ensuing weekend. It was then he was offered a scholarship by head coach Paul Chryst. It was the first power five offer for him. Originally wanting to finish out his camp schedule before deciding, Biadasz slept on it and realized he was ready to commit.

Why Wisconsin? “I thought this was the best fit for me. The location is perfect for me and my family. This has been a dream since my freshman year.” - Biadasz

Scouting Report: I always like kids, especially in this age of recruiting, who go to camp and earn offers, which is what Tyler did. He's a tough, strong kid who bends well on film, gets off the ball well and shows that he can stand up and be effective or play inside with his hand down, which is what I think he will do in college. My question on him was always an unknown because we rarely get to see him go against other kids at size, the fact that he did that at camp and earned an offer makes me feel like that's not a question anymore. – Scout.com national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu

Coach’s Quote: “One of the things that really stood out when we had him in our camp over the summer was his toughness on both sides of the ball. We had a lot of kids we were looking at, and he came in and dominated camp. We watched his basketball film and he could have been an all-state basketball player at his level. He’s an athlete who is tough who plays multiple positions.” – Wisconsin assistant coach Chris Haering, who recruits the state of Wisconsin.

BadgerNation Prediction: Beginning and ending his high school career with state championships, Biadasz is an intriguing athlete because of his versatility. He has the ability to be a swing guy for Wisconsin’s defensive line, having the ability to play inside or outside, and might even be a fit for Wisconsin on the offensive line. According to Biadasz, he’ll work at both starts for the foreseeable future while the Badgers figure out where his best fit will be. Both spots have a lot of young depth, but our guess is defensive end, a spot that could make him the next great in-state outside rusher for the program.

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