Wisconsin is one of two recent offers for Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central lineman Darius Latham, whose list is now up to 15 schools. Latham immediately reciprocated the Badger's offer with a visit to Madison.
"I actually visited there last Sunday," Latham reported. "It was pretty good and I liked the campus. They are actually in the process of building a newer part and are tearing down a bunch of stuff. They are about to have a new weight room and great indoor facilities. They showed us the layout of what it will look like, and those will be nice."
Latham also spent time getting to know the Wisconsin coaches while in Madison. The Badgers project him as a defensive tackle.
"Everybody up there was good and it seemed like everybody knew what they were doing," Latham said. "I liked the d-line coach a lot, and my recruiting coach, Coach [Eddie] Faulkner."
The 6-5, 275-pound Latham started at both offensive tackle and defensive tackle last fall as a junior. He is being recruited for both positions in colleges.
"It's kind of equally split," Latham said. "Some colleges say I can play both. Some colleges just prefer me for defense and some colleges just prefer me for offense."
Notre Dame is the other recent offer for Latham, and he plans to visit South Bend the weekend of March 24 followed by a trip to Iowa the weekend of March 31. He had a trip planned for this coming weekend, but the quickly rising cost of flights is making the trip less feasible.
"I was going to go to Florida this Sunday, but I don't think I'll be able to make it," Latham said. "Hopefully soon I can get out there. This Sunday I might try to work in a closer college, like Ohio State."
Latham is packing the month of March with visits because the rest of his year is busy with either football or basketball responsibilities. He just finished his junior basketball season, in which he averaged better than 10 points and seven rebounds a game, and will soon start AAU basketball for the summer.
Basketball season prevented Latham from taking many campus visits before this past weekend, so his evaluation of schools is just beginning. With AAU basketball on the horizon, the four-star prospect is unsure whether a commitment will come sooner or later.
"Really, whenever I feel that right college, that's when I'll make my decision," Latham said. "I'm still fishing right now."