Chippewas Enter Mix For Wedige

Wisconsin offensive lineman Scott Wedige of Elkhorn High School has already received scholarship offers from the University of Wyoming and Northern Illinois. This weekend, Wedige plans to visit Central Michigan University. Where do the Chippewas stand with Wedige?

In April, offensive lineman Scott Wedige (6-5, 275) of Elkhorn (Wisc.) High School met standout defensive end J.J. Watt of Pewaukee (Wisc.) High School at the Midwest Sports Combine in Milwaukee.

The two became good friends and vowed that they would play college football together. Last week, Watt made a verbal commitment to Central Michigan University after visiting campus.

This weekend, Wedige will visit CMU with Watt to see for himself what is so special about the Chippewa program.

"We'd talked about going to the same school and we both had an offer from Wyoming and I also have the offer from Northern Illinois," Wedige said. "After J.J. visited CMU he called me and said, 'Yes, you're coming to CMU with me.'"

Wedige said Watt just raved about the coaching staff and facilities at CMU following his recent visit.

"He called me after he got back and said he was going to commit to CMU," Wedige said. "He told me it was an amazing place."

Wedige said he received a call this week from CMU offensive line coach Jeff Quinn who said he was looking forward to meeting him this weekend.

"I hope CMU is the right place for me," Wedige said. "I want a program with a winning tradition, a great atmosphere, a place that is a natural fit that will provide a good education."

Wedige said he is a very mobile lineman who brings a lot of intensity to the gridiron.

"I love to play the game of football, period," Wedige said.

Wedige added that he doesn't expect to make a decision on where he will play his college football before the start of the season. Could that change following his visit to CMU this weekend?

"I know J.J. is going to put a lot of pressure on me to commit following the visit," Wedige said.

Wedige noted that he hasn't been offered a scholarship yet by the Chippewas but that could change in the near future.

CMU already has two Wisconsin players verbally committed for next year, linebacker Nick Bellore of Whitefish Bay High School and Watt.

The Chippewas have also offered Wisconsin offensive lineman Jacob Olson of Hartford High School, the alma-mater of current CMU starting quarterback Brian Brunner.

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