Conditional Offer for Dorvilus

Needing to add linebackers to help fill the void of graduating seniors next season, Wisconsin defensive backs coach Bill Busch made a conditional offer to Independence (KS) Community College linebacker Richard Dorvilus.

Wisconsin has continued the trend to recruit junior college players and even offer them. The latest JUCO offer to go out from the Badgers was to Independence (KS) Community College middle linebacker Richard Dorvilus.

"Wisconsin officially offered me yesterday," Dorvilus told BadgerNation. "Coach Busch called and told me the news. It felt great to hear. Once I heard he said he wanted to offer me, a big smile went across my face."

The offer is conditional pending Dorvilus' semester transcripts, and the 6-2, 225-pound linebacker told Badger Nation publisher Benjamin Worgull that he couldn't commit to Wisconsin until the coaches get a look at his transcripts.

Even so, Dorvilus – who claims other offers from Akron, Georgia Southern, Indiana, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee, Rutgers, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan – says Wisconsin is one of his favorites because of his relationship with secondary coach Bill Busch and former Independence teammate and current Wisconsin cornerback T.J. Reynard.

"I love their program," said Dorvilus, who is trying to schedule a visit to Wisconsin on November 9 for its home game against BYU. "They are great on getting their players developed and noticed. I'm talking to Coach Bill Busch the most. I believe he is a great coach and most importantly a great guy to know. My relationship with Coach Busch is great. He makes sure that I stay on top of my grades and I appreciate that."

Wisconsin is looking to add linebackers in its 2014 class with the impending loss of Ethan Armstrong, Chris Borland, Brendan Kelly and Conor O'Neill to graduation. With two years of eligibility remaining, Dorvilus – a three-star recruit by Fox Sports Next – projects as an outside linebacker.

"I plan on deciding around December 15-20," said Dorvilus, who also plans a visit to Indiana next month. "I want to see what these schools have to offer and will go from there."

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