Davis: "It was Real Sweet"

Having never experienced a live college football game before, Michigan defensive tackle Carl Davis knew he was in for a real treat. Getting an up-close seat for Wisconsin's 28-20 season-opening win, Davis' visit couldn't have gone any better.

MADISON - As the Badgers opened their season with a 28-20 victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies, the Badgers had what could have been their biggest recruiting weekend of the season. There were many official and unofficial visitors for the game, which included Carl Davis.

Davis, a 300-pound defensive tackle from Sterling Heights (Mich.), made the trek to Madison for his first live college football game.

Davis arrived on Friday and took in Madison. "We went out to get something to eat when we got there," Davis said. "Then we went to the stadium and checked out everything. We met with the coaches and met some of the players. We got to look around a lot after that and went to the dorms."

While Davis was in town, he was hosted by Michigan native Zac Matthias and Wisconsin native, Nick Hill.

On Gameday, Davis was even busier. "We went to the stadium and talked to Coach Bielema a little bit," Davis told Badger Nation. "Then I had academic meetings and stuff like that. They were interested in what I wanted to major in and they set me up with an academic advisor. Then we went back to the stadium and we went on the field and watched everybody like the cheerleaders. Then the student section started coming in and that got crazy. That was crazy, it was real sweet, I really liked that. Then we got to watch the players warm-up."

It was Davis' first college game and he was blown away by the atmosphere. "It was crazy," Davis said. "It was super loud. It was really nice."

While Davis got to interact with both the coaches and players, one coach got the last word in while Davis was on campus. "I got a little one-on-one time with Coach Bielema right before I left," Davis explained. "We just talked about my interests, the University and what kind of a place it is. I had a really good time down there. I really like Wisconsin now, and I'm really glad I got to see it"

On Davis' report card, the Badgers were perfect. "It was definitely, from a 1 to 10 scale, a 10," Davis said. "I had a great time."

While the Badgers were his first visit, they won't be his last, as Davis has plans for the weeks to come. "I have a visit scheduled to Iowa for when they play Iowa vs. Michigan (October 10)," Davis said. "I am trying to set one up with Kansas right now. I don't know when I am going to set up one yet. If I want to go see Michigan State, I will probably drive up there and see it."

While the Badgers impressed Davis, he is keeping an even keel and plans to make a decision later in the season. "Either half way through the season or at the end of the season," Davis explained. "I don't know, it depends on how I feel and when I think it is best."

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