Over the weekend Kettering (Ohio) Alter junior running back Branden McDonald made a game day visit to Wisconsin as the Badgers knocked off Michigan is dynamic fashion.
First Star Football Report spoke with McDonald about his visit and the other programs showing interest with possible future visits.
A tough road loss Friday night didn’t dampen the spirt of the Alter running back as he made the trip to Madison, Wisconsin to watch a program he’s been watching for years.
“I really like Wisconsin, said McDonald. “They like how I run and how I play the game. They said they like my film and my grades look good and that they would be keeping in touch with me and I should be seeing something down the road.”
What would it mean to earn an offer from the Big Ten program?
“It would be a blessing to get an offer from them as they are running back university,” he said. “They’ve had a lot of great backs come through there. They are a good football program.”
McDonald likes the fact the Badgers are recruiting him as a running back.
“They said I could fit there and are recruiting me as a running back,” he said. “However, I have no problem playing either position (linebacker).
“What piqued my interest was they are one of the top schools in the Big Ten and I know they are a running back school with a lot of top backs coming out of there. I always watched Wisconsin since I was little because I love all the backs, they’ve had come out of there.”
The Badgers are not the only program showing interest or McDonald has visited or plans to visit this fall.
“I’ve visited Ohio State and Wisconsin and will be going to Louisville in October,” he continued. “I’m also trying to get to Marshall, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Purdue, Toledo and Miami Ohio. The schools I’ve been hearing the most from.”
While McDonald has one eye focused on recruiting, he’s not working any less to help the Knights reach their goals for the season.
“We’ve had a couple of strong games so far,” he said. “We should be good going down the road as we’ve been pretty good this season.”
The Knights are currently tied for first place in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed division with a 3-1 record and sitting in the fourth spot in Division III, Region 12 of the OHSAA Football Computer Rankings that were released earlier this week.