2023 QB Ryan Browne taking an unofficial visit to Wisconsin for its season opener

Wisconsin’s coaching staff has struggled to find a signal caller in the 2023 recruiting class. Does their newest visitor give them renewed hope? 

Madison, Wis. — When Wisconsin football takes the field September 3 against Illinois State, they’ll have an important visitor in the stands – 2023 three-star quarterback Ryan Browne out of New Berlin, New York.

A relationship that began at Wisconsin’s team camp in June has continued to pick up some steam. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound QB has maintained contact with Bobby Engram, Hank Poteat, and Mickey Turner throughout the summer after impressing the coaching staff during a private workout.

According to 247Sports, Browne is the No. 102 QB in the country and the No. 11 player in New York.

The three-star QB currently holds offers from Kent State, Toledo, Western Michigan, Holy Cross, and Rhode Island.

“I’ve been consistently hearing from Wisconsin, Purdue, and Florida State as well,” Browne told BadgerNotes.

It is an unofficial visit to Madison for Browne, but he mentioned that he hopes to take an official visit to Wisconsin at some point during his recruiting process.

“Wisconsin’s message to me has been very positive,” Browne explained. “They [UW] are very excited about how I threw for them this summer. Coach engram told me he loves what I show on film and thinks I am a very mature player. I’m excited to continue to give them some excellent game film to help make their decision easier.”

Browne threw for 2,766 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior, completing 62.2% of his passes. He also ran for 602 yards and an additional 11 scores on the ground.

“Wisconsin is very appealing because it’s a great school and program,” said Browne. “I really think it’s the best of both worlds, and not many other schools compete with that.”

Still searching for the right fit

Rated as a low three-star recruit in 2022, Browne decided to take an additional prep year to continue developing his game and bet on his ability to earn a Power 5 offer.

A standout at Milford Academy in New York, Browne’s film shows excellent size, arm strength that makes defenses defend the entire field, and mobile enough to extend plays with his feet and gain the occasional chunk play on the ground.

Although he doesn’t currently have a timetable for a decision, the under-the-radar signal-caller knows what he’s looking for in a potential fit.

“Once I have a good idea of who has a genuine interest in me and truly wants me in their program, I will go where I feel is the best fit for me long-term,” said Browne.

Wisconsin’s coaching staff is still searching for a quarterback in the 2023 recruiting cycle, and there is undoubtedly some un-tapped potential with Browne – making him worth a more in-depth look.

Wisconsin football currently has 13 scholarship commitments in the 2023 class.

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