Last week, Wisconsin Badgers football coaches traveled the country, meeting with recruits and verbal commits while maintaining a modified schedule in awaiting their bowl fate.
This week, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst made more rounds on the recruiting trail, checking in with current commits who verbally pledged earlier in 2015. This explains the fact he was available only via teleconference on Sunday to discuss UW's acceptance to play in the 2015 Holiday Bowl against USC on Dec. 30 in San Diego, Calif.
Where was Chryst? In nice, sunny Arizona, visiting current commits in Scottsdale, Ariz., (Saguaro) quarterback Karé Lyles and Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton) defensive lineman Garrett Rand. Lyles recently led Saguaro to a second consecutive state title, while Rand is ranked the No. 144 overall player in the nation by 247Sports' composite rankings, and No. 214 overall by Rivals.com.
Awesome home visit w/ the Coach Chryst. Can't wait to be a badger! pic.twitter.com/6leyJu7GHn— Karé Lyles (@klyles9) December 7, 2015
Great home visit with coach Chryst! #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/ZkdkLXlYcy— Garrett Rand (@rand3218) December 7, 2015
Chryst traveled across the country to Florida to visit Fort Lauderdale linebacker Dallas Jeanty. Jeanty committed in June, and is arguably Wisconsin's best "unofficial recruiter." Chryst and defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield met with the 247Sports composite three-star recruit on Wednesday.
Fun visit with my man Coach Chryst and Coach Breckterfield!! Excited to start my journey in the Camp #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/UyMrlCvI2Y— Dal (@ItsDallasJ) December 9, 2015
Badgers coaching staff visits Khaleke Hudson
Chryst didn't make a trip out to Pennsylvania to visit McKeesport, Pa., standout Khaleke Hudson, but special teams coach Chris Haering, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and running backs coach John Settle all made the trip out east to visit the composite three-star prospect, who's rated a four-star recruit by Scout.com.
Home visit today with @CoachHaering , @CoachJoeRudolph , and @Coachjset23 .. #Wisconsin B1G ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/Fts66H0Gub— Khaleke Hudson2⃣1⃣ (@NeverDone_21) December 8, 2015
UW wasn't the only staff out to see Hudson, as Michigan and Penn State made trips out there this week. Hudson heads out to UCLA this weekend.