MADISON - While Wisconsin had around 300 prospects camping, there were several other touted prospects in town on unofficial visits to soak in the atmosphere. One of those visitors was Detroit Cass Tech senior defensive end Joshua Alabi, who is starting feel comfortable at Wisconsin.
"It was a nice visit," Alabi told BadgerNation. "I got to speak to the coaches and see the campus and hang with some of the players, so it was pretty nice. They are still pretty high on my list and I knew what I was going to see, but I just wanted to see if I was still comfortable up there. I am real comfortable there. Some schools make me nervous and stuff, but Wisconsin is like home and family. The coaches just tell me that they want me to come there and make the right decision for me."
Most of the Badger coaching staff is after the 6-5, 290-pound three-star prospect, just like most of the Midwest, which looks like it will pay off when he narrows things down.
"I talk to a lot of coaches from there, like five or six," said Alabi. "I talk to Coach Andersen, Coach Genyk, Coach Chad, Coach Aranda and Coach Woods. I don't have a top list. I would like to narrow it down next week. I would say 10 out of 10 Wisconsin makes the list."
One reason the Badgers have made a bigger impact for the No. 35 ranked defensive end is from Michigan native, offensive tackle David Moorman.
"Me and Dave are pretty cool," said Alabi. "I think my first time meeting him was at a Michigan game and seen him at other football camps. We always talked and he is a real cool guy and he tells me it would be really cool if we went to the same college together. Of course, I could see myself playing there."
On Tuesday he will leave for a college trip to North Carolina, North Carolina State and Miami (FL).
Making a return trip to the University of Wisconsin, Detroit Cass Tech defensive end Joshua Alabi feels more comfortable in Madison than a lot of other campuses across the country.