Commitment Impact: David Pfaff

BadgerNation breaks down the commitment impact of Mequon (WI) Homestead three-star defensive end David Pfaff to Wisconsin.

Committed Over: David Pfaff committed to Wisconsin over offers from Iowa State, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Western Michigan, among others.

Rated: Pfaff is a three-star prospect by

On Film: Pfaff is the kind of kid I love because he is playing his hardest all the time. He has a great motor, gets off the ball well and has good technique. He did well when he went up against good competition last year, including Badger signee George Panos. He's undersized and will have to adjust to playing what I assume will be end in a 3-4, but I won't bet against this kid because of the way he works and the way he plays. – National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu

Recruiting Impact: Pfaff was the 25th known offer extended by Wisconsin to a defensive end prospect in this recruiting cycle, signifying that it's a high area of need for Badgers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and his staff. UW will likely try to add multiple more players that fit into UW's 3-4 scheme and are eyeing top targets Jashon Cornell (four-star out of St. Paul), Joshua Alabi (three-star from Detroit), Jordan Fox (three-star from New Jersey) and many more.

UW went from June 2013 to Tuesday offering only one in-state prospect, so it is a positive sign that the Badgers extended an offer to a worthy prospect prior to the June's summer camps.

Quotable: "To become a Badger takes so much hard work and effort and for me to get this opportunity, I won't let them down and I will try to be the most successful player I can be on and off the field. I think this was the best decision for me and I think they will be really pleased when they see me and perform the way I do."

Final Thought: UW wants to add more speed to the edges of its defense, and Pfaff has got a great combination of quickness, strength and athleticism. That's Pfaff, who described himself as "fast as hell and crazy as hell." Wisconsin has also been a dream school for Pfaff for years, well before he helped his high school go 14-0 and win a Division 2 state championship two years ago. After finishing last season with 35 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six sacks, Pfaff is trending upwards with his quick first step and a high motor.

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