On A Jet Plane to Madison

With teammate and 2010 UW verbal commit, quarterback Joe Brennan, by his side, Cherry Hill tight end/defensive end Sherad Cadogan will take his second official visit, this time to Madison for the Badgers' Big Ten opener.

MADISON - Junior defensive end Sherard Cadogan has his list of favorite schools down to the final five with a planned visit to Camp Randall this weekend. Sherard's top five is: Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Michigan State, West Virginia and South Carolina. Pittsburgh is his favorite going in to this weekend.

His interest in Wisconsin stems from their playing what he has seen on TV along with good reviews from his dad who loved their campus. One of the biggest influences that convinced Cadogan to visit Wisconsin is current teammate, quarterback and Badger 2010 verbal commit Joe Brennan.

"I haven't been out there yet, but I hear the campus is great," Cadogan told Badger Nation. "Joe (Brennan) has told me a lot about the place, how they have a big stadium and a great football team. I'll just go see the game and get a feel for the environment."

During this off-season, Cadogan, a three-star prospect rated the 45th-best defensive end in the country by Scout.com, has been keeping himself in top shape both physically and mentally.

"I'm doing a lot of conditioning drills while getting myself stronger," Cadogan said. "I've been working on my defensive explosion. The mental side of the game I'm routinely going over different plays and better myself at reading what the offense gives me."

Pittsburgh has been the only visit Cadogan has made, making the trip last weekend. Cadogan will be at Camp Randall this weekend and West Virginia next weekend then Michigan State and South Carolina in the near future.

While some schools are recruiting him to play either defensive end or tight end, Cadogan will play any position that his team needs him to play.

"I feel confident on both sides of the ball. I will play any position that my choice of school wants me to play," said Cadogan.

Cadogan feels that his work ethic on and off the field, his ability to pay attention to detail, and always wanting and trying to improve his skills makes him a high caliber recruit. Cadogan would like to have all of his official visits completed by October followed by his decision in mid to late November.

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