Please Note: An earlier version of this story contained several pieces of misinformation, particularly as it regards to Badger commit James Kamoku. Contrary to what was reported earlier, Kamoku does not have any relatives in Wisconsin. Badger Nation apologizes for for its error.
Just a couple of hours before the Wisconsin football team boarded a plane for San Antonio, the seven recruits in on official visits this weekend met with Coach Barry Alvarez at his home.
The Badgers received one commitment, from James Kamoku, a wide receiver from the Kealakehe Waveriders in Honolulu. Kamoku was hosted by Donovan Raiola. It is unknown whether Kamoku will be a scholarship athlete or a walk-on.
Wisconsin was disappointed that Daymeion Hughes cancelled his visit at the very last minute, leaving one Badger coach waiting at the airport for two hours before getting word that he wasn't coming.
But the remainder of the expected visitors showed up:
Bryan Baldwin – Hosted by Scott Starks
Cory Boyd – Hosted by Booker Stanley
Chris Dunlap – Hosted by Brandon White
Charleston Gray – Hosted by Kalvin Barrett
Jonathan Jackson – Hosted by Levonne Rowan
James Kamoku – Hosted by Donovan Raiola
Laurence Maroney – Hosted by Brandon Williams
Cory Boyd had a great visit and got along extremely well with the Badger coaches and players, but indicated he would take a couple more visits before making a decision. The New Jersey native has scheduled trips to Virginia, Boston College and Virginia Tech. Chris Dunlap, a 6-foot, 190-pound wide receiver from Miramar High School in Florida, reportedly also made a great impression with the UW staff and had a wonderful time, but did not commit.
Bryan Baldwin and Jonathan Jackson also enjoyed their visits, but did not commit prior to their departure from Madison.
Gray, a 6-3, 266-pound offensive lineman from Ernest Mason's high school (Fort Worth Dunbar) was also brought in for the weekend.
Maroney, a 6-foot, 193-pound running back from St. Louis (Normandy High School) was the lone tailback on campus this weekend.
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