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Waukesha Catholic Memorial linebacker C.J. Goetz recaps his unofficial visit to Wisconsin

One of the top defensive players in the state in 2018, Waukesha (WI) Catholic Memorial linebacker C.J. Goetz visited Wisconsin on Saturday for an unofficial visit.

Wisconsin’s 54-10 victory over Akron was just another opportunity for Waukesha (WI) Catholic Memorial 2018 linebacker C.J. Goetz to familiarize himself with the Badgers football program.

And considering he’s been garnering serious interest from the staff, Goetz relishes every opportunity to make the short drive to the campus

“It was really neat to be at Camp Randall for the game,” Goetz told BadgerNation. “The Badgers played really well and like always, Camp Randall was electric … I paid close attention to the linebackers. UW has very talented linebackers and it was very fun watching how they were used.”

In addition to the football game, Goetz was also able to learn more about Wisconsin’s football program and the University’s academics. Once again, Goetz came away impressed.

“I also got to see the weight room at UW,” Goetz said. “They also put on a presentation about the school and traditions at Wisconsin. I really like the campus and the facilities at Wisconsin. The academics are amazing. I’m looking towards business right now and Wisconsin has an amazing business program, so that fits with what I want to do.”

Goetz (6-3, 225 pounds) is maintaining constant contact with multiple coaches on the Wisconsin staff and he says the amount of contact with Badgers coaches is only increasing.

“I’ve spoken with special teams Coach (Chris) Haering on multiple occasions,” said Goetz. “I also speak with recruiting coach (Paul) Meunier at least a couple times a month, but it’s picking up more now with games starting.”

Hearing from Central Michigan, Michigan and Michigan State, Goetz is looking to schedule visits to those schools and Northwestern. He’ll be back in Madison next weekend when the Badgers take on Georgia State, hoping to get closer to possibly earning an offer.

“A scholarship offer from Wisconsin would mean so much to me,” Goetz said. “Being a Wisconsin kid, growing up all I could remember was cheering and watching Badger football.”

A big part of the Crusaders 4-0 start, Goetz has delivered 18 tackles in three games. 


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