November 2, 2010

Is decision nearing for Biegel?

Vince Biegel, a 2012 linebacker prospect from Wisconsin Rapids (WI), is high on Wisconsin. So high that he isn't shy about labeling the Badgers as his favorite right now in regards to his recruitment.

"I would say (the gap) is not a lot, lot, but I'm leaning heavily towards Wisconsin," Biegel told Tuesday evening. "I just felt like Wisconsin has shown the most interest. I've probably been in the most close contact with them."

Hailing from central Wisconsin, Biegel also has been receiving plenty of interest from BYU. So much so that he plans on taking a visit to Provo with his dad and former BYU standout, Rocky Biegel,

It's becoming evident that Wisconsin and BYU are the two leaders in the clubhouse for Biegel's services.

"I really like being close to home and stuff like that," Biegel said. "They're both great programs. BYU has the history of my dad playing there. They're both two schools that me and my family are going to have to sit down and talk about."

In addition to Wisconsin and BYU, Utah is one of a handful of schools starting to show interest in the high school junior at this juncture. According to Biegel, schools such as Iowa, Oregon, Boise State, Ohio State (a little bit) and Stanford are also beginning to show some interest.

So far, none of those schools have offered Biegel, a player that will surely be at or near the top of Wisconsin's state rankings for the 2012 class. But that doesn't mean offers are too far away.

"We'll see what happens," Biegel said. "Iowa might have an offer soon. I want to go to one of their games and see how it is out there."

Whether Iowa offers in the near future or not, it seems the junior prospect is set to explode onto the recruiting scene early in 2011. As one of just 500 underclassmen to receive an invitation, Biegel is looking forward to participating in the U.S. Army National Combine held in San Antonio in January.

"I'm pretty excited about that," Biegel said.

Biegel, who recently suffered a concussion and was forced to sit out during his high school team's playoff loss to Stevens Point, hopes to make a college decision soon. But at this point, it seems as though the junior wants to sift through all of his options before making any choice.

"I'm hoping to make a decision not too soon, but I don't want to string it out," he said. "I also want to show respect to the coaches of all the schools. I kind of want to kind of take my time and make the right decision."

In the meantime, Biegel is contemplating whether or not to play hockey this upcoming winter now that his football season has concluded. But with so much on his plate football-wise, it seems the junior is relatively unsure whether hockey would be in his best interest.

Should he not play hockey, Biegel will likely start training for track and field.

"I'm not sure yet, but I'm probably not going to play (hockey) this year," Biegel said. "I'm probably just going to focus on football. I've got to get ready for track and stuff like that, too."

Though it was tough for the junior to see his team lose while he was on the sideline nursing a concussion, Biegel maintains a positive attitude.

"It was pretty tough, but you've got to be positive," Biegel said. "You've got to get your guys going. Our team played well. I thought the seniors stepped up and our team played awesome despite a couple of other guys being out as well."

Though he still has one year of high school to go, it's fairly evident Biegel is excited about the potential of staying in his home state and playing his college ball in Madison.

"I'm staying in contact with Wisconsin and BYU," Biegel said. "I really enjoy Wisconsin."

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