Senger Picks Wisconsin Walk-On Opportunity

Wisconsin's walk-on class got stronger Tuesday night with Milwaukee Pius quarterback Connor Senger committing to the Badgers.

MADISON - A day after getting a scholarship quarterback , the University of Wisconsin got another quarterback as a preferred walk-on.

Although he was courted by Butler, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Western Illinois and most of the Division 3 schools in Wisconsin, Connor Senger couldn't think of a better place to compete in college than for the three time Big Ten champions.

"Committed to Madison!" Senger exclaimed to Badger Nation. "It'll be good to work with a great staff and have the highest level of players around me pushing me on a daily basis to be the best player I can possibly be."

An important offensive weapon for Milwaukee Pius the past three seasons, the 5-11, 170-pound Senger finished his senior season with 1,799 passing yards, 917 rushing yards (team high), 29 touchdowns accounted for and eight interceptions.

"I'm just excited for the opportunity to compete for a chance to play quarterback at a high level of football," said Senger. "I understand that some of the odds are against me, but given an opportunity and a chance to show them what I'm capable of doing is something that I'm looking forward to, and I'm excited to take full advantage of that when the time comes."

Preparing to enroll in the summer and in addition to throwing three times a week, Senger does weight training at Brookfield Central high school with fellow UW commits Chikwe Obasih and Alec James under the watchful eye of former Wisconsin tailback Brian Calhoun.

"He's been getting some of the elite college prospects in the area ready for their season," said Senger. "He's doing all our training and it's second to none. There's no doubt that we're doing things that other kids definitely aren't doing to get ready. It's good to work out with the best athletes and push each other to be the best we can be."

Linebacker Jack Cichy, quarterback Joe Ferguson, defensive lineman Ben Hemer, receiver Matt Johnson, long snapper Brady Kelliher, offensive lineman Aidan McNamara and fullback D.J. Spurling have all accepted walk-on offers from the Badgers.

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