After an impressive performance at Wisconsin's football camp, Sandy Hook (Ct.) Newtown defensive lineman Dan Cascone was offered a scholarship by the Badgers. Cascone talks about his decision to commit to Wisconsin.
"When I went up there it was pretty much everything I wanted," Cascone said. "The people were awesome. Me and coach Palermo connected. He's an excellent coach."
Cascone also liked the facilities at Wisconsin.
"The facilities are the best," he said. "The whole town is a football town. I just really liked it there. Wisconsin was the first to offer, but a lot of schools wanted to match the offer after I committed."
So when did Wisconsin offer?
"Unofficially Wisconsin offered the last day of camp," he said. "Officially I got the offer in the mail after I got home. Penn State, Connecticut, Iowa, Syracuse, Nebraska, those were some other schools I was thinking about."
The 6-foot-3 and 305 pound Cascone made 54 solo tackles and had 29 assists during his junior season. Cascone registered six sacks among his 15 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Cascone also starts on the offensive line and has been a varsity starter since his freshman year.