Badgers Welcome Official Visitors

The Badgers are hosting Citadel this weekend and that won't be the only hosting they do as Coach Bielema and his staff welcome three young me to Madison for their official visits. We already told you that Jake Current, an offensive guard from Troy, Ohio will be in town this weekend and he'll be joined by a few defensive backs from Florida.

"That's correct. I'm coming to Wisconsin this weekend." John Lejiste told Badger "I'm looking forward to getting up there and checking out the campus and the atmosphere at the game. I've heard great things."

Lejiste, a 6-foot, 185-pound, safety, from Atlantic high in Del Ray Beach says he was offered this past spring after a spring practice.

"Coach Doeren and Coach Bielema were at one of my spring practices and I think they liked what they saw because it wasn't long after that when I received my Wisconsin scholarship offer.

"What I like most about Coach Doeren is his honesty. He's a straight shooter and doesn't tell you what you want to hear. I like honesty and Coach Doeren and Coach Bielema have been upfront with me about everything.

"My family, I have three sisters, my sisters along with parents will be helping make my decision. My family likes the Wisconsin coaches so that's a plus for them."

Wisconsin isn't the only school in the hunt for Lejiste's services. Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Central Florida, South Florida, Rutgers, West Virginia, Virginia and Northwestern have all offered a scholarship.

"I don't have any favorites right now," Lejiste said. "Everyone is equal. I'm still looking at all the schools that have offered me a scholarship. I'm visiting Wisconsin this weekend and I have a visit set up for Minnesota (12/7) in December.

"Distance isn't going to be a factor in my decision. I'm looking at academics, facilities, tradition, coaching staff, position coach, great city and team chemistry. On my official visit, I want to know when I leave that I can fit in and be one of the guys. I'm looking forward to meeting Aaron Henry this weekend. Aaron is from Florida and I'm sure he can answer some questions for me."

Lejiste is in his second year of starting for Atlantic in the defensive backfield. He had 60 solo tackles, six forced fumbles and two interceptions as a junior.

"I'm a guy who can come up and make the big hit," Lejiste said. "I'm also the guy who can lock down a receiver if I need be. I have 4.44 speed, so I feel that I can cover like a corner but I have the size to hit like a safety."

Jake Current, 6-3, 280 Troy, Ohio - Verbally committed to the Badgers in June…After watching film of Current on, I felt that Wisconsin was getting a tremendous offensive linemen who was extremely underrated. Troy coach Steve Nolan had this to say.

"For those people who think Jake Current is just OK and not as good as other offensive linemen in Ohio or around the country, I'll say this. "I've been coaching football for a long, long time. Jake Current is a four-year starter, he has graded out at 95% in every game we played so far this year and he had 17 pancake blocks last game. Let me say that again, he had 17 pancake blocks. That's not easy to do but that's the kind of football player Jake is. He's as good as any offensive lineman in Ohio.

"Jake is the type of young man with a tremendous passion for the game. He has a great motor and I think you can see that he finishes his blocks well. He's got very good feet and he has the athletic ability to trap and pull. He's very good in space.

"This is how good I feel Jake Current is and can be. I also coached Kris Dielman who is now with the San Diego Chargers. Jake is as good as Kris was and he has the potential be even better."

Kevin Claxton, 6-2, 190, Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson - Claxton committed to the Badgers in late May. He makes his official visit this weekend along with fellow Floridian John Lejiste and Ohio lineman Jake Current.

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