Coming into the visit to Wisconsin, Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) Royal Palm running back Zacchaeus Brown had a lot of questions. On Sunday, the 5-foot-10, 198-pounder got all his questions answered and more from his trip to Madison.
"The visit there went really well and a lot better than I thought," he said. "I got there around five on Friday and met the whole coaching staff. On Saturday, I went to the game, met the players and just saw how life is in Madison. Then on Sunday, I talked to coach Settle and he showed me how the offense is run with a running back."
On the visit, the three-star prospect was hosted by fellow Palm Beach prospect and Badger player Jae McFadden.
"Jae was a really good host because he's from the same area that I am from and I had a lot of the same questions he did when he was getting recruited," he stated. "Jae could answer all of them for me like how it is to be so far away from home, the weather there and all that stuff."
Brown was able to witness the Badgers dismantling of Northwestern.
"The game went really good and I got a chance to see Wisconsin run the ball up close and personal," he said. "I really liked that a lot because they're going to give you the rock a lot of times.
"I was also impressed by how the team came together on the field and they can any given day beat anybody. One other thing that was very exciting was the atmosphere on gameday. It was crazy there."
Before leaving on Sunday, Brown was able to sit down with Bret Bielema.
"It was really good talking to him," he said. "He basically stated that if I come to the school I'll be taken care of and I'll have everything I want there for me if I need it. He also believes I have a chance to step in early and help the team if I come in and play to my potential. I felt really good about hearing that because of the fact they run the ball so much and are willing to give it to a true freshman."
Currently the Badgers appear to be the team to beat for the No. 53 running back in the nation.
"I'd rate the visit a 10 because I went up there with a perception of Wisconsin, but left with more than I expected," he said. "They are the No. 1 school for me and Wisconsin is going to be a measuring stick for every other school I see."
Brown has one other visit planned to Minnesota on December 1st.
"I am still planning to go there. I'm also working on a trip to Pittsburgh sometime in November, but I'm not sure what week it'll be."