The University of Wisconsin put on a display of power on the field this weekend when they annihilated Indiana 83-20. Among the prospects in town on an official visit to watch the Badgers domination on the football field was Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School cornerback Devin Gaulden.
"It was a great trip," Gaulden said. "It is a great city, one of the best college towns in the country. I like where the campus is located at, right there in the city. Coach (Bret) Bielema is a great guy. I really liked it up there."
The three-star defensive back said that he was shown a great deal of attention by numerous coaches, but the conversation that stood out to him the most was with head coach Bret Bielema.
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"Coach told me I fit perfectly with the team," Gaulden said. "He said I am the kind of player he is looking for, not only a great athlete but a player with great character. He thought I fit real good into their program. We talked about everything, my family, everything, not just football."
During the visit, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound corner was hosted by a Florida native, sophomore defensive end David Gilbert who played his high school ball at Oakland Park's Northeast High School. Gilbert is just one of the many Sunshine State natives on the roster.
"He is a great guy and I also got to meet some other guys up there like Peniel Jean, Jameson Wright, and Aaron Henry," Gaulden said. "David was just telling me that it is great there. He said the coaches love their players and take real good care of their players. He said the fans are great. He said it is great place to be for football and as a student. He said he loves being up there and doesn't miss home much."
As for the game itself, Gaulden was very impressed by the outcome and what he saw from the defense.
"I liked everything I saw on the field," Gaulden said. "Defensively I saw they play everything from man coverage to cover two, cover three, and cover four. So I like the way their defense does a lot of different things."
Wisconsin marked his third official visit, having previously tripped to Boston College and Texas Tech. With three trips now behind him, Gaulden isn't tipping his hands in regards to naming an outright leader.
"Wisconsin is right up there at the top," Gaulden said. "I like Texas Tech a lot and Boston College too. They are all neck-and-neck right now. It is going to be a tough decision."
The former Auburn commit plans to make a decision in mid-December after he has concluded his five official visits. His next two visits will be to Wake Forest (11/19) and West Virginia (12/3).