Lucky No.19 for Wisconsin

With scholarship numbers dwindling, every prospect Wisconsin football takes from here on out has to be a good player, which exactly fits the description of Darius Hillary, the latest athlete UW got a verbal commitment from Tuesday night. Go inside to read more about the newest Badger from Badger Nation.

MADISON - Even with scholarship offers at a premium for the University of Wisconsin, the Badgers simply couldn't turn away a versatile talent like Darius Hillary.

Hilary could sense that when he visited the campus and that was one of the main reasons the speedy athlete from Sycamore (Ohio) high committed to Wisconsin Tuesday night, becoming Wisconsin's 19th verbal commitment.

Hillary confirmed the news via text message to Badger Nation.

Timed at a 4.45 40-yard dash last summer, Hillary (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) was an early target by many coaches because of the speed and athleticism he showcased for Sycamore High throughout his junior campaign. Being able to play both wide receiver and cornerback, the UW coaching staff gave Hilary the flexibility to play either position upon arriving on campus.

Combine that with the positive experience he had being hosted by UW freshman safety Frank Tamakloe during his visit to Madison for the Minnesota game, Hillary picked Wisconsin over offers from Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall, Miami (OH), Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Stanford and Western Kentucky.

"My speed is probably one of my best attributes, along with being able to think on my feet," Hillary told Badger Nation. "If something goes wrong, I am able to bounce back from it and play hard."


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