Badgers Recruiting: Wisconsin hosts rising in-state offensive tackle Cody Ince Thursday

A day after picking up an offer from Iowa, Balsam Lake (Wis.) offensive tackle Cody Ince takes a visit to Wisconsin.

One of the biggest problems for special teams coach Chris Haering when recruiting the state of Wisconsin is finding room for all the quality players the state produced in any given recruiting cycle.

The task now for Haering is to figure out what to do with Balsam Lake Unity offensive tackle Cody Ince.

Fresh off his visit to Iowa that earned him his first Big Ten offer, the 6-6, 260-pound lineman made his first visit to Madison.

“Visit was great!” Ince told BadgerNation. “We got to meet with an academic adviser, looked at all the facilities and locker room, and met with a few coaches.”

In addition to Haering, the coaches Ince met with were offensive line graduate assistant Al Johnson and the strength and conditioning staff. Ince said he has had a big offseason growing and preparing his body for his senior season, part of the reason why schools like Central MichiganNorthern IllinoisVirginia and Wyoming have extended offers prior to the Hawkeyes.

He also plays spring baseball to keep his conditioning up.

“They (Wisconsin coaches) were very nice and welcoming when showing me around all of the places,” Ince said.

Also an all-conference selection in basketball, Ince registered 100 tackles (15 for loss) and six sacks, but is being recruited more as an offensive tackle.

Wisconsin is expected to only take three-star offensive tackle Michael Furtney on scholarship in the 2018 class, but Haering supposedly told Ince he is still being evaluated by the staff for a potential offer.

“They want to see me at camp,” Ince said, who was also visited by offensive coordinator/line coach Joe Rudolph in early May. “He said keep doing what I'm doing.”

Following his visit to Wisconsin, Ince picked up his second Big Ten offer from Minnesota. Ince lives a little more than an hour northeast of Minneapolis.

Planning to start narrowing his list “shortly,” Ince said he wants to make another trip to Iowa that has yet to be scheduled. 

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