No. 114 WDE
His brother, Beau, moved up the depth chart in 2015 and started at both right guard and right tackle for the Wisconsin Badgers. Now, Luke Benzschawel will get his opportunity to join his brother in the Wisconsin football family, but apparently on the defensive side of the ball.
Benzschawel projects to be a defensive lineman for Justin Wilcox's defense. As seen in the Hudl video below, the 6'7 lineman shows off some agile athleticism and can move off the ball (his Hudl profile quotes his 40-yard time as 4.90).
Welcome Luke Benzschawel (Grafton, Wisconsin) to the #Badgers football family! #NSD2016 https://t.co/vGcDuMrhy0 pic.twitter.com/hEqZ6Q6PHZ— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016
Highlights: New #Badgers DL Luke Benzschawel #NSD2016 https://t.co/zVKyu2Ldlg— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016
Rivals: Grade: 5.5
ESPN: ; Grade: 71; No. 113 CB; No. 200 Regional; No. 12 Wisconsin
247:: ; Grade: 78; No. 122 WDE; No. 12 Wisconsin
Verbally committed April 10, 2015
Benzschawel verbally committed in early April last year to Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst. The recruiting services did not list other programs who offered him.
I've just given my verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin #OnWisconsin #DreamComeTrue— PantherJohn (@LukeBenzschawel) April 11, 2015