The answer will likely be determined this weekend.
Garland (Texas) linebacker Jammar Crane will take his official visit to Wisconsin Dec. 19-21. Crane maintains a tentative verbal commitment to the Badgers and the upcoming visit will be vital in his decision-making process.
Crane has already taken two visits and one stands out in particular.
"I recently, last week, went to Colorado State (Dec. 12) and the week before that visited Kansas University (Dec. 5)," Crane said. "I liked both of them. I liked Kansas more than I did Colorado State. So I'm looking for my visit (to Wisconsin) to be as good as Kansas was or better."
In addition to Wisconsin, Kansas and Colorado State, Crane is considering Kansas State and plans to visit that school as well. He has a scholarship offer from each of his leaders, among the dozen offers he has received.
Crane is being recruiting as an outside linebacker, where he thrived at Garland. He missed eight games this season with a foot injury, but returned for the Fighting Owls' final regular season game and their playoff run. Garland upset Lufkin in the first round, 19-10, then lost in overtime to Allen, 34-31, in the second round of the Texas class 5A Division II state playoffs. Allen eventually reached the state semifinals.
"I think the season ended up pretty well," Crane said. "First round we ended up beating the No. 5 team in the state. We lost a close one, but we gave it our all."
With schools a good distance from Garland in contention for his services, Crane is looking at the environment each school presents—from the community to the football team and everything in between.
"I basically want to check out the environment, the social life, team chemistry—that is one of the big things," Crane said of his upcoming visit to Wisconsin. "I want to see what the academics is like, the facilities; if it's a place I can live in for four or five years. How the coaches interact with the players, how the players interact with the coaches."
The place is what holds Colorado State below Kansas at this point.
"Like Colorado State I didn't really vibe too much with the city, with Fort Collins," Crane said. "I don't know. To me at Fort Collins they love Colorado State but it didn't seem that much to me really like a college town."