Brennan: "I can't wait to be a part of that"

Expected to be the only signal caller in the class of 2010, Cherry Hill (NJ) quarterback Joe Brennan took his official visit to Madison this past weekend. Needless to say, the trip did not disappoint.

MADISON - The past three seasons the Badgers have received verbal commitments early from a highly touted quarterback. Two season ago it was Curt Phillips from Tennessee. Last season it was Jon Budmayr from Illinois. This season it is, the top quarterback in New Jersey, Joe Brennan from Camden Catholic (Cherry Hill, NJ).

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound signal caller had offers from the likes of Miami (FL), Stanford, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Iowa. Brennan chose the Badgers in July and he recently took his official visit to Madison this past weekend.

While in Madison, Brennan was able to take in a day as a Badger. "Friday my family and I got there and we met the coaches and everything and we got to go to their walk-through practice," Brennan told Badger Nation. "After that I went to film with the quarterbacks. Then after meeting with them I went back to the hotel. On Saturday, before the game, we went to breakfast. Then we went on the field and got to watch them warm up. Then we went to the game. Then kind of hung out after that, and we just toured the city of Madison."

The environment in Camp Randall made Brennan look forward to next season. "It was pretty cool," Brennan said. "The atmosphere was, the way that the fans are you know, it is just great. I can't wait to be a part of that."

During his visit Brennan was able to get to know members of the team and coaching staff a little better. "I got to hang out with kids on the team," Brennan explained. "I got to hang out with Sherard and a couple other recruits, a punt returner and linebacker. My host was Chris Borland. You know, he showed me around Madison. We went on State Street. We went onto Union Street, got some ice cream, and just hung and watched the Penn State game. So it was fun."

Although there will be a returning starter at quarterback, Brennan will try to see the field as soon as possible. "I am just going into next year trying to compete for the starting job," Brennan explained. "I think I can go in there and compete for and get a chance to play. I'm going in there trying to start."

While on the visit, Brennan's teammate Sherard Cadogan was also on an official visit. "I think Sherard had a good time," Brennan said. "I'm not sure where he ranks them yet. That is a decision he has to make and he has to go through the whole process. He has to go through what he likes about each college and go from there."

Although Brennan wants Cadogan to make the decision that is best for him, he wouldn't be opposed to seeing Cadogan around campus next season. "We love playing together," Brennan said. "We would love to play together at the college level. Maybe be roommates and stuff like that. That's something that I am really excited about, but I don't know what Sherard wants to do. He knows that I would love to have him where I go, and be a teammate again in college."

Brennan doesn't plan on returning to Madison for any games this season, but hopes to keep improving as a quarterback and lead his team deep into the New Jersey state playoffs.

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