Wisconsin Still Evaluating Hovey

Wisconsin Still Evaluating Hovey

Still looking for a tight end on the 2014 recruiting class, the Wisconsin coaching staff continues to monitor the progress of Eden Prairie (MN) Senior tight end Zach Hovey, who returned to Madison for an unofficial visit Saturday.

Join the Badger conversation on Facebook! Go to our Facebook page and "like" us!

For more Badger sports news, notes and discussion, especially on game day, follow Badger Nation on Twitter @TheBadgerNation

One of many repeat visitors on Wisconsin's campus over the weekend, Eden Prairie (MN) Senior tight end Zach Hovey made the trek over to Madison to see Wisconsin take on UMass and saw a lot he liked during his time on campus.

"My visit went really well," Hovey told BadgerNation. "I got to talk with Coach Strickland, Coach Genyk and Coach Anderson a little bit. I even ran into his brothers on the sideline. It was all around a great day. They said that they wanted to see film from my first few games and will evaluate me from there.

"It's an awesome game day experience. I couldn't find an open seat. I liked seeing the coaches again and meeting recruits and others on the sidelines beforehand."

The physical 6-5, 230-pound tight end holds offers from Bucknell, Cornell, Florida Atlantic, Holy Cross, Penn and Wyoming, but he is still hearing from quite a few others.

"I am hearing from the schools I have offers from along with Wisconsin, Minnesota, Yale, Montana State, Bryant, Indiana, and Northern Colorado," said Hovey. "They are all great schools and I have looked in each of them. Minnesota is close, so they are a school that I enjoy and like a lot. It is hard to find negatives on these schools."

With the high school underway, Hovey and his Eden Prairie team came out ready and prepared in the season opener and left with a very convincing win.

"First game went well," said Hovey. "We won 56-17. I didn't have any catches that game. Our starting offense was only in for 15 plays, but I played very physical and helped my team any way I could."

Wisconsin is still looking for its first verbal commitment from a tight end in the 2014 recruiting class.

BadgerNation.com Recommended Stories

  • One of three players expected to sign with Wisconsin today, Brewster (NH) Academy three-star power forward Alex Illikainen's goal of playing college basketball in the Midwest was fulfilled by a…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler …

  • Best friends off the field and heated competitors on it, Wisconsin junior tailback Melvin Gordon and Nebraska senior running back Ameer Abdullah are always trying to push one another to be better…

  • Winners of four straight, No.22 Wisconsin needs a victory over No.11 Nebraska to remain in the driver's seat of the Big Ten West Division. Badger Nation gets the inside scoop on this week's opponent…

  • Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.

Up Next