On the Rebound

Talking with Badger Nation after his official visit to Madison last weekend, Waupun defensive tackle Jordan Kohout talks about getting ready for spring football and the things he experienced over the weekend.

MADISON - Since incoming freshmen defensive tackle Jordan Kohout saw his senior season cut short due to a shoulder injury, he has been living his life in the weight room, dedicating himself to be at full strength by the time practices begin. Before the injury, Kohout had significant numbers, accumulating 25 tackles with three of tackles being for loss yardage, and three sacks in his senior season. Kohout, who is ready to join the Badgers, jumped at the opportunity to graduate in December and will join the team in January.

This past weekend, Kohout, along with other several other player who have committed to Wisconsin, made the trip to Madison and the Kohl Center. Kohout and others were able to spend time with the team and coaching staff and were also able to attend various events. The most notable event for Kohout was the senior banquet.

"It was a great experience and it was pretty cool for what the seniors had to say at the banquet," said Kohout. "They were a bunch of great guys that showed me the sites and sounds of Madison."

Kohout's impressions of the Badgers were positive and he was extremely pleased with what he saw on and off the field. Kohout was most impressed while watching practice, as his future teammates were giving effort on every play and the desire each player had to succeed.

"On the field, they are quick and give 100 percent, no one takes a play off and off the field they are nice and just regular guys." said Kohout.

To prepare for the next level on the field and in the classroom, Kohout acquired a personal trainer not only to help him become stronger but also to help him rehab faster from his injury.

"I have been taking AP classes to challenge myself mentally and getting a feel for the work and book load I will have in college." said Kohout.

Kohout is excited to show the Badger fans his skills and dedication. He wants to show the fans that he's player they can trust and be excited about.

"I'm going to work as hard as I can, I pride myself on doing what I do best. I'm dedicated to making sure I get the job done both in the classroom and on the field." said Kohout.

Kohout hopes to be another key piece in the incoming draft class for the Badgers. Badger fans will have to wait and watch and see if Kohout will become a vital piece in attaining a Big Ten championship for Wisconsin.

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