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Badgers showing early interest in 2025 in-state TE

The Badgers are looking to have another successful cycle at the tight end position.

Syndication: Journal Sentinel Mark Hoffman / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Wisconsin Badgers have been one of the first teams to showcase interest in 2025 in-state tight end Blake Thiry, who attends Prairie Du Chien High School.

Thiry, a 6’4, 220-pound tight end, currently holds one offer from Coastal Carolina, but has seen interest from a variety of schools across the country over a busy fall for the junior.

The tight end recently visited Wisconsin on November 10th for the Northwestern game and came away impressed by the coaching staff and faciliites at UW.

“I enjoyed my visit,” Thiry shared to Bucky’s 5th Quarter. “There is a positive energy in the coaching staff that impressed me and the fact they laid out many reasons on why to attend UW. It is also exciting to hear about their new facility. I have a high interest in being a Badger in the future if things head in that direction.”

In addition to being a football player, Thiry also runs track and field and has been a two-time state place winner as a wrestler. Being a successful multi-sport athlete has appealed to the coaching staff.

Mainly communicating with recruiting specialists Spencer Rymiszewski and Max Stienecker, conversations with the staff have revolved around Thiry’s film as the two sides continue to grow their relationship.

In addition to visiting Wisconsin, Thiry has taken visits to a plethora of schools this fall, including the likes of Tennessee, Coastal Carolina, Nebraska, South Dakota State, Iowa State, Indiana, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Of the bunch, three have stood out to the tight end: Coastal Carolina (who has given him his lone offer), San Diego State, and Wisconsin.

On Coastal Carolina: “Coastal Carolina has stood out. I really enjoyed there atmosphere and I had a lots of great conversations with there coaches.”

On South Dakota State: SDSU stood out for me as well. They are one of the top FCS programs and there coaches talked to me about what I could potentially be for there team and how I could be apart of something great.

On Wisconsin: Wisconsin stood out. They are trending in the right direction and there coaching staff I have had great conversations with.

As his recruitment continues to unfold, Thiry is looking forward to continuing conversations with the coaching staff as the winter and spring inch closer.