Despite being short on scholarships, Wisconsin apparently doesn’t want to wait until next season to try to fill the shoes of junior kicker Rafael Gaglianone.
Ranked the top kicker in the country by Chris Sailer Kicking, Honolulu Kamehameha kicker Adam Stack has received a scholarship offer from Wisconsin special teams coach Chris Haering.
“Wisconsin told me they love my game and work ethic,” Stack told BadgerNation. “I plan on translating that to this offseason and improving tremendously. Wisconsin has a great coaching staff and they are recruiting me really hard, probably the hardest out of any schools. I love their upbeat feel and they're always positive, something that sticks out about them."
Although living over 4,000 miles from Madison, Stack is familiar with the school. His older brother, Ryan, is a sophomore on Wisconsin’s swimming and diving team, and the younger Stack has made previous visits to the school. He was hosted by the UW staff in late March and was impressed by the setup of Camp Randall Stadium.
"Camp Randall is by far best stadium I've visited; it's going to be crazy this fall,” Stack said. “I can hopefully catch a game this year and that's my goal. The facilities were top notch when I visited and players were all very friendly and welcoming.”
In addition to Wisconsin, Stack has offers from Army, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State and San Diego State. He’s also visited Alabama, Miami and Oregon and plans to camp with the Crimson Tide (in hopes of earning an offer) and with the Ducks.
While he doesn’t have a list of his favorite schools, Stack, who hopes to make his decision prior to his senior season, says the Badgers are one of his top choices.
“I can tell it was really a family like situation there and they all got along well,” Stack said. “The academics are outstanding and capital building is one of the coolest building I've ever seen. I was so humbled when I found out they offered me to see than a place that extraordinarily is now a reality for me.”