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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers coaches visit recruits, commits

A look at who Wisconsin's coaches visited this week.

Greensboro, N.C. running back C.J. Freeman

The Wisconsin Badgers won't be in Indianapolis this weekend for the Big Ten Championship game, but they're traveling across certain parts of the country on the recruiting trail -- hoping to lock down the class of 2016.

With the current state of the class at 21 heading into December, there's still some room to fill out this current roster of talented verbal commits. UW assistants, and even head coach Paul Chryst, are using this week to get out and speak with recruits during their in-home visits.

As a reminder, here are the NCAA rules for coaches to adhere to during this time of the recruiting cycle:

So let's play the game of "Where in the World are Wisconsin Badgers Assistants?"

Head coach Paul Chryst

Chryst stayed in state, visiting four-star offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen earlier this week. The Green Bay, Wis. (Bay Port), native tweeted out a picture with

The head of the Wisconsin football program journeyed out to Grafton, Wis., on Monday to visit with three-star defensive end Luke Benzschawel, younger brother of current starting offensive lineman Beau.

On Thursday, Chryst accompanied outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar to visit Carmel, Ind., three-star outside linebacker Noah Burks.

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda

The Broyles Award nominee went down to Florida to speak with three-star cornerback and former Iowa commit K.J. Sails on Monday. With the defensive backfield losing some depth due to senior attrition, the talented Tampa native would be a welcomed addition to Aranda's defense.

Defensive backs coach Daronte Jones

The first-year secondary coach went out to Maryland to visit with one of the Badgers' three-known commits at safety in Potomac, Md., standout Patrick Johnson II.

Running backs coach John Settle

With the de-commitment of four-star running back Antonio Williams earlier this fall, the Badgers have looking at three-star running back and current South Carolina commit C.J. Freeman. The Badgers offered Freeman, and on Wednesday, Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle visited the Greensboro, N.C. (Northern Guilford) athlete. Can UW flip the Gamecocks commit in the near future?