Wisconsin hosted a number of in-state juniors for their win over UTEP last Saturday, one of them was East Troy's Sam Eckert, who enjoyed seeing the game from a recruit's perspective.
"It's pretty exciting being down there, seeing what it's like, what everyone goes through, seeing it as it is. It's a really neat atmosphere."
This also gave Eckert an opportunity to meet and talk to the Badger coaches.
"I talked to a one coach. He asked me how I'm doing and how it's going and that was really it."
At 6'4, 210-lbs, Eckert plays slot receiver, tight end and linebacker, and has a lot of experience at all three, as he has been playing varsity for several seasons.
"I've played varsity since my freshman year. It was a big adjustment playing offense and going from 8th grade. The game's faster, everyone's bigger, stronger, and that really prepared me for my junior year."
As for other schools interested, Eckert says, "I got a questionnaire from Nebraska, but other than that, not really."
Eckert reports a 4.7 forty, 240-lb bench press, 435-lb squat and a 29-inch vertical. As a junior, he had 33 receptions for 424 yards and three touchdowns.