Fitting the Mold

Having visited all his other favorite schools, Lingamore (MD) offensive tackle Robby Havenstein is almost ready to announce his top five. Before that, however, Havenstein needed to make a trip to Madison to visit a Wisconsin program that requires big, physical offensive linemen.

MADISON - Rated as one of the top offensive linemen on the east coast, coaches and college fans have been anxiously awaiting for offensive tackle Robby Havenstein to narrow down his scholarship list – a list that includes schools from coast to coast.

Although Havenstein, a four-star prospect and the No. 29 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, had an idea of who his top schools are, the 6-foot-7, 340-pound tackle from Linganore (MD) High School wanted to take an unofficial to the last school on his list of favorites – the University of Wisconsin – before cutting down his list.

With the way things went over the weekend, it looks like the Badgers are in good position with Havenstein.

"The visit went real well," Havenstein told Badger Nation. "I was really impressed with all the facilities, the coaches and the stadium itself. I didn't know too much about the city, and I like that the campus is surrounded by two lakes. I have a cousin that goes there that just goes to school there. She told me that when she first went to Madison, she just fell in love with it. They have good tradition there and I liked it a lot."

One of the best things that stood out to Havenstein on his grand tour was running into the Wisconsin offensive line in the weight room. Getting a chance to meet and talk with the massive lineman of UW, Havenstein was paid the ultimate compliment.

"They told me that I fit the mold of the linemen at Wisconsin – a big, strong player," Havenstein said. "It was a huge compliment. I go up to them and talk to them and I feel so small. For them to take the time and tell me that while they are working their butts off was so cool. It was definitely an experience."

Named first-team All-Conference, All-Area, All-Met and All State as a junior, Havenstein, who also carries a 3.85 GPA in the classroom, has scholarship offers from the likes of Kansas State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. Over the next several days, Havenstein's massive scholarship list will be down to roughly five schools.

"I will probably wait until my parents can come up with me to Wisconsin," said Havenstein about when he is going to make his final decision. "I think I am going to take a few more visits, a couple of officials, in the fall, but I am not sure where. I wanted to wait until after I first visited Wisconsin to narrow down my list with my parents of who my top schools are."


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