Hilliard (Ohio) Darby junior linebacker Cameron Kohl has plotted out his fall visit schedule very carefully, but one game he knew he did not want to miss was Saturday night's Big Ten showdown between Wisconsin and Nebraska in Madison.
"The atmosphere was crazy last night," Kohl said. "Wisconsin is just a great team, and dominated Nebraska.
"It was a little more than I expected. I knew it was a big game, but I didn't expect that many fans there. I got even hyped up hearing how crazy the crowd was going. I could see myself playing there."
Kohl and his father drove halfway to Wisconsin Friday night after his game, then completed the trip Saturday morning. On the drive back Sunday they talked about the reception they received from the Badger's coaching staff.
"Coach [Joe] Rudolph and then the linebackers coach, Dave Huxtable, greeted me well," Kohl said. "They told me they wanted me to come up to some camps this summer to evaluate me and get some film on me. I'm going to go up there, put everything on the table and show them what I've got."
In the meantime, Kohl will continue to take visits to college games this fall. His next scheduled trip is to Tennessee on Oct. 15 to see the Volunteers host LSU. He is also considering taking a visit to Cincinnati sometime this month.
The recruiting process began in earnest for Kohl after a sophomore season in which he recorded eight tackles for loss among 98 total stops. This year he has already surpassed 60 total tackles in six games.