Cameron Botticelli Is a Preferred Walk-On

Cameron Botticelli, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker/defensive end from Milwaukee (WI) Marquette, will become a preferred walk-on with Minnesota. Botticelli helped lead the Hilltoppers to a 14-0 mark and a Division I state title. He previously committed to Illinois State and then accepted a walk-on invite from Wisconsin before deciding to become a Gopher.

Cameron Botticelli shined in the championship tilt as he finished with six solo tackles, two assists, three tackles for loss and one sack.

Botticelli had scholarship offers from Illinois State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota and Southern Illinois and had also drawn interest from Michigan State, Northwestern, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Illinois, North Dakota, North Dakota State and Harvard.

Botticelli was named a second-team all-conference selection as a junior and was chosen WFCA first-team all-state, Associated Press first-team all-state, WFCA all-region, Impact Sports Player of the Game for the State Championship, Time-Warner Player of the Year and first-team all-conference honors this season.

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