Ingold Flips to Wisconsin

Two days after being offered a scholarship by Wisconsin, Green Bay (WI) Bay Port athlete Alec Ingold flips his commitment to the Badgers to play outside linebacker.

MADISON - After hearing some unrest from in-state high school coaches about the lack of scholarship former head coach Gary Andersen handed out to in-state prospects, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez believed new head coach Paul Chryst would connect better with the state’s talented prospects.

He wasn’t kidding. Aggressive on the in-state recruiting front over the past week, Bay Port HS athlete Alec Ingold announced he was de-committed from Northern Illinois and committing to Wisconsin after receiving an offer from the Badgers on Sunday.

“Coach (Joe) Rudolph said I’m a great fit for what Wisconsin is trying to do, and he likes what type of kid I am,” Ingold told BadgerNation.

Rated a three-star prospect by, the 6-2, 205-pound Ingold was also recruited by Pittsburgh when Chryst was the head coach. Shortly after accepting the head coaching job at Madison, Chryst and his staff of former Pitt coaches targeted Ingold because of his wrestling background and versatility.

The team’s quarterback this past season, Ingold rushed for 2,324 yards and 29 touchdowns and passed for 1,411 yards (87-of-142) and 15 touchdowns en route to being named Gatorade State Player of the Year this fall.

Ingold will play outside linebacker for the Badgers after committing over other offers from Air Force, Central Michigan, Illinois State, Miami (OH), North Dakota State and Pittsburgh. He is the 25th commit in Wisconsin’s 2015 signing class.

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