After nabbing Josh Oglesby, the top offensive tackle in the Class of 2007, the Badgers are again setting their sights high, this time with offensive tackle Chris Watt.
Ranked as the No.2 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound guard added his seventh Big Ten offer yesterday when Wisconsin extended a formal offer to the junior from Glenbard West H.S. (Glen Ellyn, Ill.).
"Wisconsin did offer me," Watt told Badger Nation. "It's a nice campus and a good program known for producing talented linemen. It is an offer that I will honestly consider."
Watt visited Wisconsin in February for the Badgers' Junior Day and has over 20 scholarship offers from the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia, Minnesota, Stanford and Notre Dame to name a few. One of the best run blockers in the Midwest, Watt possesses solid foot work and agility for an offensive lineman.
"I try to be the aggressive one and I don't shy away from contact," he said. "I finish my blocks and don't quit until the whistle is blown because I love to compete. I am still working on my technique on my pass blocking and my overall strength but I feel I am in a good spot right now."
Originally stating that Wisconsin wasn't very high on his list with the Badgers getting a verbal commitment from another guard (Middleton offensive lineman Ryan Groy), Watt is in the process of triming his list over the next couple weeks down to eight schools that he will take another visit to and seriously consider.
Fortunately for Badger fans, Wisconsin's name is on the list.
"I still want to commit before my senior year and I definitely want to visit again over the summer," Watt said. "I am really excited that they extended me one. It shows that they are committed to the offensive line by already getting a guard committed. I was able to talk to Coach McCray about it and he said that they really liked what I was able to do on the line. Wisconsin is definitely in my top tier of schools I would want to play for."