The level of concern about the Wisconsin
's offense has been the talking point around the water cooler and the radio airwaves since the lackluster performance during the Badgers' spring scrimmage.
For many of the prospects in attendance Saturday, including safety Kevin Brown, that group was more excited about a substantial defensive performance.
Brown, a 6-foot-1 safety from Indianapolis Lawrence Central, made his second unofficial visit last Saturday during Wisconsin's spring game, a visit he had been looking forward to for weeks, and didn't leave disappointed.
"I liked the aggression they showed," Brown told Badger Nation. "They have some aggressive DBs and they were really getting after it. That's my style of play, how I like to play defense. It was really impressive seeing those guys contribute. The game surpassed my expectations, especially since this was the first time I saw the coaches and players interact and run their defense. It was exciting to see them play with that type of aggression."
Meeting with Badgers' defensive coordinator Chris Ash, Brown's primary recruiting coach, linebackers coach Dave Huxtable, who has started recruiting the Indiana area, including Brown, in recent weeks and position coach DeMontie Cross, Brown continued to be impressed with what Wisconsin has to offer.
"They were telling me how glad they were that I came up and that I can see them play ball," Brown said. "I really talked in-depth with my position coach (Cross), which I liked because we are close now. He was a really cool guy and fun to talk to. I like his coaching background and he knows how to win. He knows how to produce good safeties. We talked about a lot of things and there is hints about an offer, but I know I have to keep working hard and maybe that day will come down the road."
While Brown, who totaled 65 tackles, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior, continues to wait for BCS offers, he continues to pick up offers from MAC schools, the latest coming from Bowling Green.
"I wouldn't give everybody the number one spot, but they are all even right now," Brown said. "I haven't visited all the schools yet and seen the facilities, but I willing to play wherever I am welcomed."
Once he finishes track season, Brown will compete at the Nike Combine camp in Columbus and one-day camps at Missouri, Michigan State and Wisconsin.
Although there should have been some damage done by the Wisconsin offense during the annual spring game, Wisconsin's defense left an impression on the fans, coaches and Kevin Brown, one of the many defensive recruits in attendance last Saturday.