May 8, 2009

Interest in QB's continues for UW

In the class of 2009, the Badgers struck gold in the St. Louis area by land highly toughed prospects Montee Ball and Kraig Appleton.

Fast-forward a year and Wisconsin is back in St. Louis courting some of the city's best football players.

Thursday night, caught up with one of those prospects, Stephen Kaiser, to discuss his current recruitment and his interest in the Wisconsin program.

"Right now I have offers from SMU and Colorado State," stated the Saint Louis (MO) DeSmet quarterback. "I haven't got an official letter yet, but Wisconsin said they were going to offer me a scholarship."

Kaiser, who stands 6-foot-3, 217 pounds, admits he has yet to develop to strong relationship with his recruiting coach from Wisconsin, Paul Chryst.

"It's pretty early right now," he said. "I've only spoke with him once over the phone. We are going start talking a little more so we can grow our relationship.

"I know it's a great school. Initially I was pretty excited when they began to show some interest in me," Kaiser continued. "I really want to learn more about the program. Coach Chryst told me about the school Web site and I did a little research on my own. I can't wait to go their and meet all the coaches to see what the atmosphere is like."

In the last recruiting cycle, Bret Bielema and company showed interest in Kaiser's DeSmet teammates E.J. Clark and Devin King.

"DeSmet is a great place to play football," he said. "If you want to get ready for the next level there isn't a better place to play high school football. There are a lot of great players in our program and it's beginning to show."

As a junior, Kaiser was an all-conference selection. He also claims a 4.69 time in the 40-yard dash, a 305-pound max bench press and a 3.3 grade-point average.

He currently joins quarterbacks Jonny Miller, Luke Massa, Andrew Hendrix, A.J. Derby and Joseph Brennan as known uncommitted 2010 prospects with an offer from Wisconsin.

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