Finally Finding a Quarterback

After being turned down by seven high school seniors at the quarterback position, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen finds his guy in Arizona Western junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy, who committed Monday morning.

MADISON - Wisconsin has found that perfect quarterback they want to have moving forward in Arizona Western junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy. The highly-touted quarterback took a visit to all of his top four schools in Wisconsin, Oregon, West Virginia and Florida, but felt Madison was his best fit.

"It was just a great fit and the coaches were great," McEvoy told Badger Nation. "All the coaches I have met I have great relationships with, the players the same and were all great kids. Football wise, they have a great program and great tradition, so it seemed like the best opportunity."

The 6-5, 210-pound McEvoy didn't commit to the Badgers for one single reason, but felt Wisconsin had the whole package and that sealed the deal for him.

"The school just seem to be a great fit," said McEvoy. "I know I can come in to compete and get on the field. That is what I am looking forward too. I saw everything that I needed to see at Wisconsin when I visited and that is why I committed."

The combination of offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, secondary coach Bill Busch and head coach Gary Andersen made the junior college quarterback feel at home and looks forward to building on the foundation already laid down by past Badger squads.

"I called the coaches letting them know I committed and they seemed pretty excited about it," McEvoy said with a laugh. "Coach Busch started off my recruitment, than Coach Ludwig and Coach Andersen all came in the picture. I am excited to be working with them and they did a great job at Utah State. It is not like they are coming in to fix a broken program, but they are just going to take Wisconsin to the next level and win more games. Looking forward to joining that."

McEvoy will have three years at Wisconsin. Planning to enroll in the summer, McEvoy is turning his attention to getting ready with daily work outs and throwing sessions.

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