Tim Wollak talks about his recruitment

Tim Wollak, a 6-foot-1, 280-pound defensive tackle from Brookfield (WI) East, attended Minnesota's game versus Illinois State. Wollak is one of the top defensive tackles in the Midwest and is getting looks from several Big Ten and MAC schools. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Wollak to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Tim Wollak told me that he is getting interest from Minnesota, Northwestern, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Ball State, North Dakota and Winona State. He attended Wisconsin and Notre Dame football camps this summer. He plans to attend the Ball State game on the 25th when they face Western Michigan.


Wollak scored a 28 on the ACT and has a 3.67 GPA. He plans to major in physical training or biological sciences. He said that he ran a 5.1 40 in speed camp and a 5.3 at the Wisconsin camp. Wollak has bench pressed 350 pounds and squats 565 pounds. 


Wollak was named first-team All-Greater Metro Conference, first-team CNI All-Suburban, first-team All County, second-team All-Area Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, All-State Honorable Mention Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and All-State Honorable Mention by BadgerStatePreps. Tim had 13 solo tackles, 19 assists, 11.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 44 tackles, 8 hurries, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries last season.


Brookfield East is off to a 1-2 start this season after going 9-2 last year and making the playoffs for the first time in school history. They lost to West Allis 41-11 last week. Wollak admits that the team has struggled, due to the graduation of many of their standout players


"We lost a lot of seniors."


Wollak is also a standout wrestler, who placed third in the Division I heavyweight class in the WIAA State Wrestling Championships. He lost to the eventual state champion in the semifinals and was 40-4 with 37 pins. Wollak was the 2004 Freestyle Heavyweight State wrestling champion.


Wollak has also been a varsity shot and disc thrower since his freshman year, with a personal best of 45' 8" for the shot put and 139' in the discus.

"His biggest asset is he can chase things down after getting off the block," East coach Joe Sciortino said. "He's solid off the point of attack, but he can go after it too."

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