Although the University of Wisconsin couldn’t officially host prospects for its much hyped season opener at Lambeau Field Saturday, that didn’t mean prospects couldn’t just show up to check the game out for themselves.
That’s exactly what East Kentwood (Mich.) sophomore offensive tackle Logan Brown did, a decision he certainly doesn’t regret.
“The game was incredible,” Brown told BadgerNation. “It was a once in a lifetime type of experience. The Wisconsin fans are tremendously amazing and classy.”
Brown, who has the makings of a future top 100 type prospect, was impressed with the performance put on by the Badgers in the LSU upset, especially that of the young offensive line unit.
“In my opinion, the team played a great game and the O-Line did a phenomenal job up front,” Brown said. “I think it's great for them to have beat a high ranked team, but they still have next week and the week after that. They should keep working hard to advance like that every week.”
Holding five offers at this time, Brown has been receiving interest from some of the nation’s top programs. Wisconsin’s early on has paid dividends as Brown said Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Ohio State are sticking out.
Seeing some momentum in the state of Michigan after earning the commitment of River Rouge junior Reggie Pearson, Wisconsin has been aggressive recruiting Brown with offensive coordinator/offensive Line coach Joe Rudolph and have made his a priority.
“I love Coach Rudolph, Camp Randall and the Badger fans,” Brown said. “I feel that the school and I have a great, growing relationship and I really do love Wisconsin.”
Only starting his sophomore year of high school, Brown still can’t privately speak with coaches himself. All communication from college coaching staffs comes through Brown’s head coach.
“To be honest I'm never really sure which schools are on me the hardest because the schools contact my coach not me,” Brown said. “The interest of schools like Wisconsin in me is amazing.”
Already a massive player at 6-8 and 240 pounds, Brown projects as a tackle in college.
“I honestly wouldn’t even call myself a good player just yet,” Brown said. “I’m working on everything that I can work on. Being young on varsity is not easy. I'm a team player, and I want to improve my reach blocking and get better and better every day to get movement up front and to protect my QB.”
Despite having a ways to go in his recruiting process and a full season of high school football ahead of him, Brown is looking forward to his next trip to see the Badgers, one that will occur in just over a month.
“I definitely want to visit Wisconsin,” Brown said. “In fact, I’ll be there on October 15 for the (Ohio State) game. I’m looking to see a Wisconsin win and make my relationship with the school even stronger.”