What 3 Out-of-State QB Recruits Experienced Visiting Football in Wisconsin | College

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Parker Lees says his trips to the University of Wisconsin for the Badgers season opener were “fun,” but once he arrived he enjoyed his experience.

Leise, a Class 2023 quarterback who plays for one of the IMG Academy teams in Bradenton, Florida, took an early flight and arrived in Chicago with plenty of time to drive to Madison before the 6pm opener against Illinois State…or so they think.

Then came the long rental car line that delayed his arrival.

“(We) waited in that line for a while and ended up a little late for the enlistment visits at the start of the visit,” Liz said. “But we made it up there before kick-off and had some nice conversations with the coaches there. Man, it was a really fun time.”

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No fewer than five quarterbacks for the 2023 class visited Wisconsin during their first two games at Camp Randall. None of them announced offers from UW. Mabry Meter, 2024 A four star QB recruit from Texas who holds a UW show, also visited.

The Badgers have not had a quarterback dedicated to the 2023 class in nearly three months into their early signing period. The increase in visitors, who traveled from Florida, Colorado, New York and within Wisconsin, shows that the program is still holding class.

Sun Prairie East Jerry Kaminskyverbal commitment in North Dakota, and lacrosse aquinas jackson flutemere He attended his first UW game of the season. Three out-of-state players and their families spent their special year traveling to Madison last weekend, continuing to build relationships with the show in hopes of landing a coveted show.

Leise and Ryan Browne visited UW for Season Opening Victory Over Illinois State. Cole LaCro, a native of Broomfield, Colorado, made the trip to see the Badgers when they were Lost to Washington State last week. All of them are three star rating by various recruitment services.






Class of 2023 quarterback Cole Lacroix during his unofficial visit to Wisconsin on September 10.


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LaCrow, who sits 6-foot-2, 190 pounds According to his Hudl profileadmitted not knowing what to expect when he visited Madison for the first time and found it “really beautiful, it’s really beautiful and it just felt right at home”.

When he arrived at Randall’s camp and saw the escort, his mouth fell.

“I was smiling the whole time,” Lacroix said. “I liked the place.”

Leise has previously camped at the UW twice in the past two years, while Browne participated in one in June, but they never experienced a day game. Brown and Lakrow’s descriptions of their time at the University of Wisconsin were similar to Liz’s.

The program provided pre-game food to the recruits and each held talks with UW recruiting staff members – Brown with recruiting director Mickey Turner and LaCrow with Turner and recruiting assistant Casey Rabash, the first University of Washington employee to reach out to LaCrow. They also toured the facilities before the match.

“We didn’t go to the locker room until after the game, but we got through,” Brown said. “We checked out the weight room, and all the other facilities were great.

“And then we went out onto the field and watched the warm-ups from the back of the finish area which was really cool so we could watch them heat up from the field. They took us to the stands. … The weather was incredible. Jump Around was one of the best things I’ve seen in College football. Definitely the best thing I’ve seen in person. Then we went back to the field after the game, and we went to the locker room after that.”

One of the best traditions in college football, Badgers fans enjoying “Jump Around” between the third and fourth quarters, head back to Camp Randall.

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LaCrue admitted that the tradition of “Jump Around” left him speechless, and fans stood out more than any out-of-state back-runners during their travels.

“They are all so invested in the game and they are all passionate fans,” LaCrowe said. “Especially how they fill every seat on the field week and week is really impressive.”

The three got a chance to speak with UW offensive coordinator Bobby Ingram.

No scholarship offers have been publicly disclosed, and the timeline at which UW can do so with any potential quarterback recruit is unknown. All three also enjoy opportunities from other schools.

Sports Illustrated included Brown and Lacrow as two of the five “sleepers” at the quarterback for the class of 2023 earlier this month.

The 6 ft 5, 212 lbs Brown led Venice High School to a Class 8A state title last year in Florida, but only reported one bid from Western Michigan after graduation season. The experience of going to Milford Academy in New Berlin, New York, a graduate program, paid off.

The signal caller completed 47 of 67 (70.1%) throws for 810 yards and nine distances for one interception. According to the program siteThey also received offers from Toledo, Holy Cross, Rhode Island and Kent State in June.

The recruiter said Ingram believed Brown was a mature player who could commit a crime. Brown continues discussions with Florida and Purdue for potential visits, and possibly a backup trip to UW. He talks to each of these programs on a weekly basis.







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Class 2023 quarterback Ryan Brown during his unofficial visit to Wisconsin on Sept.


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“So I think I’m definitely in a really good position with those three,” Brown said. “And I think I am in a good position to get an offer from the three of them. So I definitely like where I am with them for sure.”

Competitors designate all three recruits as “pro-style” quarterbacks, but Lacroix possesses an interesting double-threat skill set. He completed 65% of his 615-yard throws and nine touchdowns with no interceptions in three games, According to MaxPreps. He also carried the ball 22 times for 221 yards and four quick touchdowns. The Badgers love his athletic ability, his arm strength, and how “the ball kind of sticks out of my hand,” he said.

LaCrue currently holds shows from Central Michigan and FCS programs in Northern Colorado and South Dakota, but has stated that he has been speaking with California, Kansas, and Nebraska (although the program Coach Scott Frost fired Sunday), Oregon, Purdue and Washington State plus UW.

Leise contacts the Badgers on a “fairly regular” basis, he said, and sends them an updated exercise and game movie during the evaluation process. He recalled how staff loved his arm strength and accuracy during this summer’s camp.

He threw for 557 yards at a 60.4% completion rate with nine touchdowns to two interceptions through three IMG games, According to MaxPreps. That includes a 405-yard performance and five touchdowns in a 49-20 win over Orlando Christian Prep.

Leise carries shows from Kansas, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Butler, Stetson, and Brown. He said he was “talking to a large number of schools.” Liz, who previously played at Shawnee East High School in Kansas, does not have scheduled visits because he is focusing on his season at IMG.

He said, “I’m just getting through my graduation season, enjoying being with the guys and seeing where we’re going from here. So I’m really excited for the future.”