- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
He might not have an offer, but that does not mean the Wisconsin coaches aren’t high on Daniel Helm (Chatham, Ill./Glenwood). The 2014 tight end made his fourth visit to Wisconsin on Saturday.
“I enjoyed the atmosphere like last time. Camp Randall is a lot of fun,” said Helm, who was last in Madison for the Minnesota game. “The coaches were great. I like what they’re doing with the tight ends like Jacob Pedersen. They pretty much dominated offensively but couldn’t punch the ball in.”
Helm was watching Ohio State’s offense, too, and although the tight ends were not heavily involved, he knows about Urban Meyer’s history with tight ends, including Aaron Hernandez.
“I also liked what Ohio State was doing. I did a lot of research and Urban Meyer helped Hernandez succeed at Florida,” Helm said.
The atmosphere at Camp Randall was a little more electric than it was for the Minnesota game, and Helm called the game-tying touchdown “sweet.”
“I was really anticipating Montee Ball to get his second touchdown. I thought something huge was gonna happen,” Helm said. “They scored with eight seconds left, the perfect game to go to.”
After the game, Helm talked with assistants Chris Ash, his area recruiter, and Eddie Faulkner.
“Coach Ash said kind of the usual, glad I came up but he might make it down to see some of my basketball games and Coach Faulkner wants me to keep in touch,” Helm said. “They’re really interested [about offering], but it’s the whole timing.”
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