With the start of classes on Tuesday, UW announced seven players who enrolled early, including inside linebacker Chasen Andersen, the son of UW coach Gary Andersen. Chasen Andersen, 6-foot, 220 pounds, announced in June he was released from his letter of intent with Brigham Young and planned to walk on at UW. As a junior at Logan (Utah) High School, he led all players in the state, regardless of classification, with 160 tackles. He missed almost his entire senior season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and meniscus cartilage in his right knee in the first game of the season. The other players to enroll early, who were not previously announced, are two walk-on linebackers from Wisconsin. Matt Austin, 6-3, 210, is an inside linebacker from from St. Mary's Springs in Fond du Lac. He was named first-team all-state as a senior by the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association after posting 131 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss, with five forced fumbles and an interception. He also caught 10 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Schweitzer, 6-1, 195, is an outside linebacker from Silver Lake (Wilmot). He was a two-time All-Southern Lakes Conference selection, who led his team in tackles as a junior and qualified for the state track meet in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior. The other four players enrolled early were all previously announced. Michael Deiter, 6-5, 310, is an offensive lineman from Curtice, Ohio (Genoa). He was named first-team All-Ohio as a senior, while also earning Associated Press District IV Lineman of the Year and Great Lakes Region Lineman of the Year honors, while leading Genoa to 10-1 record. Jaden Gault, 6-6, 310, from Cottage Grove (Monona Grove), is ranked as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the nation by 247 Sports, No. 9 by Scout and No. 10 by ESPN.com. He was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, was named a first-team All-American by MaxPreps as a senior and first-team all-state by Associated Press and WFCA as a junior and senior. He helped lead Monona Grove to the 2013 WIAA Division 3 state championship.
Seven recruits enroll early, including Chasen Andersen, the coach's son
Wisconsin State Journal | Jan 22