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Badgers land Michigan OL Michael Furtney

Milan (Mich.) offensive tackle Michael Furtney talks about his commitment to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin landed commitment No. 7 in their 2018 class and second from Michigan in offensive tackle Michael Furtney. Furtney, who visited the Badgers and committed in person on Tuesday, selects them over nearly 30 offers including Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and many more. The Badgers offered Furtney in January and he visited Wisconsin several times over the last few months, building a familiarity and comfort which led to today's commitment.

"The very first time I stepped foot on campus, I felt at home," he said. "This is my fifth time on campus and every time I'm here it gives me that feeling inside like this is where I'm supposed to be. Every college coach that I've talked to has told me that I will know by that feeling I get. I get that feeling when I'm at Wisconsin. I met Coach Rudolph about a year ago and we hit it off right away.  We've developed a very good relationship over the past year and he is the kind of coach that I want to play for."

He joins safety Reggie Pearson as commitments in the Badger class from Michigan.

The Badgers currently have one other offensive lineman from Michigan on their roster in David Moorman.

The school's tradition of producing top-flight offensive linemen was another reason this was the right choice for Furtney, who grew up hoping to be opening up running lanes at Camp Randall.

"Ever since I became a lineman, it has been a dream of mine to play for the University of Wisconsin. I feel that my playing style fits into what they do really well."

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