Some Wisconsin high school football stars have already at least verbally committed to the college they will go to next fall, while others are still weighing their options or waiting for more offers. Below is a list of five players from the state of Wisconsin whom we’re still waiting to hear a commitment from and my opinion about where they will be.
WR Jester Weah (Madison Memorial)- Weah does have a few offers out there from North Dakota, Ohio and Bowling Green as well as having Pittsburgh and Wisconsin taking a look at him as well. Unless he gets an offer from another Big Ten school, I think Weah not only stays in-state but just down the road from his high school and walks on at Wisconsin.
OL/DL Nick Jacobsen (Prescott)- The 295 pound senior is hoping this year to garner more attention with his play on the field and build on his one offer from North Dakota. He’s hoping to get the attention of Big Ten schools such as Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. I know the Badgers like big, versatile linemen but I think Jacobsen takes the trip to North Dakota.
DE Logan Neitzke (Appleton North)- Another highly touted defensive end from the Badger state, Neitzke has had the likes of Army and Air Force fight for him as well as North Dakota and South Dakota. To make his decision even harder, Wisconsin has also offered him a walk-on opportunity. I think Neitzke takes the full ride to Air Force.
QB Michael Conway (Aquinas)- Conway could very well be one of the best quarterbacks in the state as long as his shoulder he injured last year holds up. He attended passing camps at Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota State as well as visiting North Dakota. He also has an interest in the Iowa Hawkeyes. If not for the quarterback listed below, I would say Conway would be a shoo-in for Wisconsin, but instead I see him going across the river to the Golden Gophers.
QB Joe Ferguson (Madison Memorial)- Ferguson made the All-Combine SPARQ team in New York City as well as being named to the 2012 IMG Academy All-Madden Team. He has garnered attention from schools such as Northwestern, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin. Ferguson’s junior was cut short due to injury after just four games, but he was still able to throw for 1,247 yards and nine touchdowns. Barring another injury, Ferguson will put up big numbers this year. Whether it’s a scholarship or walk-on offer, I believe he joins teammate Weah in Madison.
It’s always fun not only to watch these kids play, but to see where they decide to go to college and to follow their careers. Again, these are just my opinions as to where I think these five seniors will be playing football next fall. Don’t agree with my predictions? Have another opinion on where you see these players going? Comment–I always like engaging in a good old-fashioned debate.