After Konrad Zagzebski, the top junior in the state of Wisconsin, had verbally committed to Minnesota, multiple sources have informed Scout that Zagzebski has had a change of heart and will become Wisconsin's first commitment to the class of 2010.
An official announcement is expected to come as early as tomorrow, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation that talked to Badger Nation.
Getting heavy interest from Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin, Zagzebski, a three-star player and the 16th-ranked middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com, received his first scholarship offer from the Gophers and gave head coach Tim Brewster his verbal commitment on January 25.
"I honestly always felt that Minnesota was the right fit for me of those three schools from early on," he told Scout at the time. "I have always had a good feeling about Minnesota and I like the direction they are headed and I look forward to being a part of that."
However, Wisconsin did not take his early commitment as a deterrent. UW, along with the recruiting efforts of offensive line coach Bob Bostad, offered Zagzebski (6-3, 225 pounds) shortly after Wisconsin hosted its Junior Day, which Zagzebski reportedly did not attend.
Continuing to persistently recruit him, Zagzebski traveled to Madison for UW's 12th spring practice Monday evening and had a reportedly ‘solid' meeting with head coach Bret Bielema and defensive coordinator Dave Doeren, a meeting that ended with hugs between the three of them.
Zagzebski also met with defensive line coach Charlie Partridge, as there is a chance Zagzebski could be moved to the defensive line.
Phone messages left with Zagzebski were not returned.
Running a 4.67 40-yard dash and bench pressing 320 pounds, Zagzebski started at defensive end during his freshman year only to be moved to linebacker in his second season. In his first year, he led the team with four sacks, four knockdowns and 19 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Zagzebski improved upon his numbers last season, racking up four sacks and 94 tackles.
Badger Nation will continue to follow this story and report on its developments