Garrett Graham Q&A

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Garrett Graham is a two-star prospect from Brick Township Memorial in Brick, N.J. The 6-foot-4, 228-pound athlete is the No. 53 ranked tight end in the nation according to Scout.com, and is a two-time consensus all-state selection. He committed to Wisconsin about three weeks after a Sept. 3-5 official visit, choosing the Badgers over Georgia Tech, Syracuse, West Virginia, Rutgers, Northwestern and Penn State.

In addition to catching 25 passes for 670 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end/wide receiver his senior year, Graham played defensive end, punter, place kicker and kick returner for Brick Memorial.

He lettered twice each in basketball and baseball but is not participating in a winter or spring sport this year.

Badger Nation: Without baseball and basketball are you preparing for next football season or taking a break from things?

Garrett Graham: "I started lifting about a month ago, lifting and doing some weight work. That's about it right now."

BN: Do you anticipate redshirting your first year at UW?

GG: "The coaches don't really know yet. They're going to decide when I get out there."

BN: What are your goals for your Badger career both for this year and in seasons to come?

GG: "I haven't really set any goals yet. I'm just trying to get my weight up and be as strong as I can going into camp."

BN: When do you expect to arrive on campus?

GG: "I'll come in two weeks after graduation and I graduate June 20. I'll be there for three weeks and then I'm leaving and coming back home. Camp starts around Aug. 8 or Aug. 10. So I'll be out there for good around then."

BN: What are you most proud of from your prep career?

GG: "Probably winning the state championship last year."

BN: What was your favorite college team growing up?

GG: "Probably Florida State."

BN: Who was your favorite athlete?

GG: "Tony Gonzales. I've just grown to like him over a couple of years."

BN: What was your favorite memory from your official visit to Wisconsin?

GG: "Just really going to the game and experiencing the whole atmosphere"

BN: Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

GG: "Hopefully in the NFL but right now, I really don't know."

Graham said he was undecided on a college major. He will qualify academically, with a 980 SAT and an 88 grade-point average on an 100-point scale.

Graham visited UW officially with his father when the Badgers defeated Central Florida Sept. 4, then took an unofficial visit with his mother and brother for UW's win over Minnesota Nov. 6.

GG: "Everybody loved it. They were impressed by everything, especially on game day. They like [Wisconsin]."


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