Decision Time for Florida Cornerback

Owls or Badgers? That's the decision that Antonio Fenelus will make this week. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound, cornerback, from Boca Raton, Fla., visited Wisconsin this past week and talked to Badger Nation about that visit and much more. Look inside.

"I'm definitely high on Wisconsin right now," Antonio Fenelus told Badger Nation.

"I had a great time on my visit to Madison. Aaron Henry was my host and we got along well. We just talked about football and mostly about being away from home.

"Wisconsin is a great program but the reason FAU (Florida Atlantic) is still in the picture is because they're close to home.

"Aaron (Henry) really put my mind at ease. He told me that he thought about a home a little bit when he first got here but he got so busy with football and school that he got over any kind of homesickness he had.

"One of the biggest things going for Wisconsin is something that Aaron told me during the visit. He told me that Wisconsin doesn't hesitate to play the younger players. Aaron told me that the best players play at Wisconsin."

As I write this update, Badgers assistant coach Dave Doeren is flying down to Florida for some in-home visits. He'll be hitting Boca Raton on Wednesday.

"Coach Doeren is going to be in my house on Wednesday night." Fenelus said.

"Coach Doeren has been doing a great job of recruiting me. I've known him for about two weeks now and I really like him a lot. He's a down-to-earth guy who tells it like it is. Coach Doeren and I have definitely built a close relationship."

We asked Fenelus when he'll be making his college choice and what the strong points were for both Wisconsin and Florida Atlantic.

"I'm going to make my decision on Thursday," said Fenelus. "No big press conference or anything like that. I'm just going to call the coaches at both schools and let them know what I'm doing.

"What Florida Atlantic has going on in their favor would be that they are close to home. My family could come see me play and that's big for me. FAU is an up and coming program that played in a bowl game this year. FAU is building a solid program.

"Wisconsin is a big-time program, they play in a major conference and I really like the coaching staff at Wisconsin. Yes, it was cold on my visit but I'm not worried about the cold. I'll make sure I dress warm.

"Again, Wisconsin isn't afraid to play the younger players. I loved the stadium. I love the fact that Wisconsin has great fans. Everyone loves their football up there in Madison. I'm leaning toward Wisconsin right now."

Fenelus had 60 tackles and two interceptions this past season. He returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown. He also had 30 receptions and scored two touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.

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