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Faulkner impressed with Big Ten visits

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Hamilton Heights, Ind., offensive lineman Cody Faulkner has had a scholarship offer on the table from Wisconsin for several weeks, and visited the Badgers along with Indiana this past week.
"I went down to Indiana on Thursday to watch an agility workout," Faulkner said. "Then I went to Wisconsin for their junior day Saturday.
"I liked it a lot at Wisconsin. They only invited 25 guys instead of having a huge cattle call. It was more personable that way. They had already offered me.
"Indiana offered on Thursday. I had an idea about IU, but when I got there I was pleasantly surprised. I got a feel for the coaches with the players. They're rebuilding a bunch of their facilities, which I like.
"I might go to an Indiana spring practice. I'll go to a Wisconsin spring practice too.
"I'm going to Tennessee this weekend for a junior day. Then I'm going to Georgia and Alabama for junior days at the beginning of April. And I'm going to visit Florida.
"I really don't have a favorite. I'm not close to deciding."
Faulkner has been a varsity starter since his sophomore year when he was an honorable mention all-state selection. During his junior year he was named all-conference, all-county, and all-state as he helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and provided plenty of protection for quarterback Dustin Sherer who signed with Wisconsin earlier this month.
The 6-foot-4, 315 pound Faulkner graded out at 95% blocking efficiency. He bench presses 275 pounds, squats 560, and has a 23-inch vertical jump.
Cody Faulkner's father Chris Faulkner played tight end for the Florida Gators, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, and played for the Rams, Chargers, and Bucs in the NFL.
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