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Jersey sleeper set to choose

New Brunswick, N.J. linebacker/safety Jonathan Casillas took his fourth, and possibly final, official visit this past weekend when he checked out Wisconsin. How did the visit go and is he ready to decide?
"The visit was cool, I was hosted by Joe Walker and spoke at length with coach Alvarez," said the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder. "I'm half Hispanic so we have that going on between us and he was really down-to-earth. It's a really nice school and that stadium -- man, that stadium is huge."
Casillas has also taken visits to Illinois, Kentucky and UConn and doesn't think he'll need another.
"Penn State is really recruiting me hard and wants me to take a visit, but I don't know," he said. "I'm pretty comfortable with these four teams because they've been recruiting me for the long haul."
Casillas was rumored to be close to committing to the Badgers, but he insists that's not true.
"All four teams are in it and there are many factors," he said. "Wisconsin was certainly the most impressive when it comes to football, but distance is a factor and I would like to have my mom see me play."
That could bode well for UConn, the closest school to the Casillas family.
"It's an advantage because they're three hours away, but it won't be the only factor," he said. "I have to weigh everything out. I hope to decide by the end of the quiet period here, sometime in early January."
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