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After making stops in both Fargo and Iowa State, Madison Memorial linebacker/safety Jordan Fredrick picked up offers from both North Dakota State and Iowa. With a stop in hometown Madison Monday, Frederick is looking to pick up more baggage.

MADISON - Wisconsin has built a huge recruiting wall around the state over the past two decades, rarely missing on a player that they have offered. With another summer camp coming up for the Badgers, Wisconsin has a chance to continue that trend.

One prospect that could be close to getting an offer is Madison Memorial's Jordan Fredrick, who has had a busy summer already and has seen his stock continue to rise.

After making stops in both Fargo and Iowa City, Fredrick recently picked up offers from both North Dakota State and Iowa.

"Well I went to the one day camp on June 12 (in Iowa City), and that Thursday morning they (Iowa) called my coach," Fredrick told Badger Nation. "My coach called me and told me. Then he told me to call them."

The 6-foot 3, 211 pound safety/linebacker from Madison has been impressed with what he has seen from the Hawkeyes.

"Well so far, it puts them on top," Fredrick explained. "I loved the coaches and everything I saw down there. I'm going down for an unofficial visit on Tuesday (June 29) to get a better view of the university."

With a busy summer slate already in full swing, Fredrick will join many more prospects in his hometown for a camp at the University of Wisconsin this week.

"I'm going to the one day camp on Monday," Fredrick said. "I'm looking to hopefully get another scholarship offer out of camp."

What would happen if he indeed received that coveted offer?

"I've thought about the situation if it happens, and at this point I don't know where it would put them," Fredrick said. "It's not going to put them in front of Iowa automatically. I've grown up being a Badger and Packer fan, but being a Badger fan isn't going to affect my decision. I'll have to see how the camp goes first and everything.

"I just want to make sure I'm comfortable with the coaches, the team and the university so I don't make a premature decision, but I don't want to get ahead of myself. I have to earn an offer before I start considering any of that to be an option."

While Fredrick is getting to know a lot about other schools around the Midwest, he is very familiar with his hometown Badgers.

"I like the facilities and everything that Wisconsin has, but most of all I know how big game day is in Madison on Saturdays," Fredrick said.

Fredrick knows what he is looking for in his college choice.

"Well football wise the most important thing is the coaches, the team and if it's a comfortable atmosphere to play in," Fredrick explained. "Academic wise, pretty much if I'll get a great deal of education out of the whole experience."

With so many new opportunities Fredrick can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

"I want to make a decision definitely before my senior season starts," Fredrick said.

Wisconsin currently has four commitments from all Wisconsin high schools players in the Class of 2011. Jake Keefer (Baldwin), Sam Arneson (Merrill), Austin Maly (Waunakee) and Eric Steffes (Fond du Lac) have given their verbal commitment to the Badgers over the past three months.


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