As we noted a few days ago, the Wisconsin Badgers were set to host several 2019 recruits on official visits this past weekend, and from the looks of it, the experience delivered for those in attendance.
For sure, we knew some 2019 commits—quarterback Graham Mertz, tight end Hayden Rucci, athlete Marcus Graham, defensive lineman Keeanu Benton and offensive linemen Logan Brown and Joe Tippmann—would be in Madison.
The reported list also included outside linebacker target Spencer Lytle, but there apparently was one more Badger target who found his way to UW. The crew appeared to enjoy their time together in Madison. B5Q highlighted Lytle’s stay on Monday, but here are some more tweets from the visits.
Great official visit! Wisconsin is a special place!! ⚪️ @haydengucci @TheMGraham @GrahamMertz5 @loganbrown53 @keeanu_benton @BenhartBryce @JoeTippmann pic.twitter.com/KduU0g8Kxe— Spencer Lytle (@_SpencerLytle_) June 11, 2018
Had a great official w/ @keeanu_benton @JoeTippmann @GrahamMertz5 @haydengucci @TheMGraham @_SpencerLytle_ @BenhartBryce #OnWisconsin ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/YCaGmQhYbT— Logan Brown (@loganbrown53) June 10, 2018
#CampRandalling https://t.co/dT3OHuKOo1— Ron Mertz (@RonMertz) June 10, 2018
If you noticed in the tweets displayed this weekend, one particular non-committed player was in town. That would be four-star offensive lineman Bryce Benhart from Lakeville, Minn., who according to 247Sports composite rankings is the No. 227 player and No. 24 offensive tackle in the nation.
For those with Rivals/BadgerBlitz.com’ subscriptions (and I recommend both Rivals and 247Sports), Jon McNamara first reported this on Friday ($), with 247Sports now noting in its profile of Benhart that he officially visited as well. B5Q also confirmed with one player on Sunday that the Minnesota native was there. McNamara has a brief article up about the visit ($).
Be on the lookout for more articles about official visit reactions from Wisconsin commits here on B5Q throughout the week.
Specialists go camping, too
Along with Wisconsin’s second recruiting camp for all positions on Friday, Sunday was dedicated to the first of two specialists camps for Wisconsin. Based on their tweets, here is a sampling of who was in attendance in Madison:
Had a great camp today at Wisconsin thanks to @tmehlhaff10 ! Excited to have won the kickoff competition and be named to the All-Camp Team #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/Gc0zJcA7xZ— Ryan Sanborn (@RSanbornKicks) June 10, 2018
Sanborn, who just received a preferred walk-on offer from Michigan on June 9, visited Wisconsin back in March.
Another step in the right direction. I’m thankful for all the blessings in my life. Thank you @tmehlhaff10 and the Wisconsin Coaching staff for the experience. pic.twitter.com/XQmYqlQrh8— Blake Wilcox (@Blakewilcox28) June 10, 2018
Had a great day at the Wisconsin specialist camp. Thank you to @tmehlhaff10. pic.twitter.com/RizYXOPdtd— Thomas Peterson (@thomas_snapper) June 11, 2018
A very big thank you to coach @tmehlhaff10 and @K_Wojta62 and some of the football players for hosting a fun and unique camp! Very great experience and loads of fun! Thank you for the opportunity! pic.twitter.com/NqF6KkJfwX— Jarrett kinney (@KinneyJarrett) June 11, 2018
Had an amazing time at the @BadgerFootball camp! Thank you @tmehlhaff10 and the Wisconsin coaching staff for a great experience. pic.twitter.com/WHzbAh4TbI— Adam Guillemette (@IamAdam40) June 11, 2018
Had a great time at the Wisconsin specialist camp today! Thanks for the invitation and the great hospitality @tmehlhaff10 @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/gm6yJ7sujC— Sergio Gonzalez (@Sergio__g10) June 11, 2018
Had a great time at today’s camp at Wisconsin, thank you @tmehlhaff10 ! pic.twitter.com/30th54jcqp— Seth Steinacker (@sethdawgs24) June 11, 2018
Thank you to Coach @tmehlhaff10 for putting on such a great camp in Wisconsin today. Excited to have made the All-Camp Team and for going 8/8 on FG's. #OnWisconsin @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/X1JCoiRWYY— Gabriel Lozano (@gabolozano_) June 11, 2018
Had a great day at Wisconsin! Thanks for an awesome camp @tmehlhaff10 pic.twitter.com/APAL8Tt4LA— Brendan Beattie (@bbeattie84) June 10, 2018
Had an amazing time competing today! Thank you for having me @tmehlhaff10 @BadgerFootball @MTHSFootball pic.twitter.com/8IaAC3LgmH— Ryan Vogel (@ryvogi) June 10, 2018
Had a great time at the Wisconsin specialist camp today. Thanks to @tmehlhaff10 and Coach Wojta for the words of advice. Proud to be named a top performer at the camp and proud to take second in competition after a hard fought battle. pic.twitter.com/eiKasHzB3k— Tim Patten (@TimPatten11) June 10, 2018