Duckworth Talks About Being A Badger

Jeff Duckworth may have gone under the radar for most of the recruiting process the past year. But when it was time to make the call, Duckworth knew it matters more in the end than during the race.

Ohio is blessed to be deep in talent each year. Sometimes this means a well deserving player may slip under the radar and not receive as much attention as others at his position. For Cincinnati (OH) Princeton wide receiver Jeff Duckworth this allowed for him to take his time and study each of the two programs he'd come down to looking at.

"I committed to Wisconsin on Monday," Duckworth told "I called Coach Rudolph on Monday, but he asked that I not tell anyone until he had a chance to tell the staff and let me speak with Coach Bielema and Coach DelVaughn. I spoke with both of them today (Tuesday) and they were very excited about me being part of the program."

"After looking at everything it was the tradition of Wisconsin that made me want to give my verbal commitment. The program is very consistent and plays in bowl games each year. They have a great football tradition with great facilities that are going to get even better in the years to come."

Looking at studying business or marketing in college, Duckworth felt the coaching staff and chance for early playing time at Wisconsin was too much to pass up on.

"Right now the coaches have told me I'll have a chance to come in and compete right way. I really got along with the coaching staff from Coach Bielema on down. The staff has a plan in place and I'm excited about being part of the future of the program."

When asked what Badger fans should know about him, Duckworth was quick to say.

"I'm a good person on and off the field and I'm a pure receiver who runs good routes and catches the ball with his hands."

When it came down to make his decision Jeff Duckworth felt Wisconsin had more to offer him than his runner-up Indiana did.

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