Hubbard Talks Official Visit

Leonard Hubbard, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound, linebacker, from Springfield (Ill.) Sacred-Heart Griffin, was in Madison this past weekend. Hubbard talks about his experience in Madison, which position he'll be playing for the Badgers and other official visitors

"I had a great time this past weekend," Leonard Hubbard told Badger Nation.

"I didn't get into Madison until late Friday night because I had a lot of tests to take at school. We got into Madison around 9pm and we were met at the hotel by Coach (Randall) McCray. We had dinner at the hotel and that was pretty much it for the night.

"We had breakfast at the stadium on Saturday morning. I met my host (Nick Toon) after breakfast and we did the whole academic tour. Later in the day we watched the football team practice.

"Saturday night, we had dinner at the Kohl Center. I'm telling you right now, I don't think I'll be able to eat for two weeks. We were fed constantly. There was a hockey game going on that night and that was cool. I just couldn't believe we had our own chef cooking for us.

"After the game, I went out with Nick Toon and I got the chance to meet Elijah Hodge and Jonathan Casillas. I had a great, great time. Sunday morning, we were supposed to have breakfast at Coach Bielema's house but that was changed because of the weather and we just ate again at the stadium.

"The visit was great. It was everything that I expected and more. I can't wait to get to Madison next summer to get things started."

Did Hubbard talk positions with the Badger coaches?

"I'm going to be a MIKE linebacker. I have Elijah Hodge in front of me and Kevin Rouse is also in front of me. I know Kevin (Rouse) from Joliet Catholic and he's a great player. The coaches told me that they could move Kevin to the outside and have me inside. It's something that will work itself out.

"Fullback has never been mentioned to me. I did play both linebacker and fullback in high school but as far as I know, I'm going to play linebacker at Wisconsin."

Did Hubbard get to know any other official visitors?

"I had the chance to speak with Bradie Ewing." Hubbard said. "He was a real cool guy. I got a chance to talk to both Bradie and his father. From what I hear, Bradie had a real good senior season. I don't know if he was offered a scholarship or not before left campus today."

Hubbard told Badger Nation that he will sign his letter of intent to attend Wisconsin in February. His planned major is undecided.

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