Wisconsin the Early Leader for Viramontes

With their style of play and family atmosphere, Norco (CA) High athlete Victor Viramontes has Wisconsin as his favorite school after the Badgers offered him Thursday.

His offer from the University of Wisconsin was only a couple of hours old, but Norco (CA) High athlete Victor Viramontes knew where the Badgers ranked on his scholarship list.

Right at the top.

“I love the way they compete,” Viramontes told BadgerNation. “They are competing at a high level. I love how Coach Aranda was talking about family. It's a big offer. The division they are in all the teams compete at a high level. It's a great feeling I'm very blessed!”

The offer continues a string of prospects given scholarships by defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, who has been busy throughout the state of California in the week following the spring game.

According to the 6-2, 215-pound prospect, Aranda wasn’t the only Wisconsin who loved his film that led to the offer.

“Coach Aranda says Coach Rudolph wants me on offense and Coach Aranda wants me on defense,” Viramontes joked. “They are both fighting for me.”

It’s easy to see why. As a junior Viramontes had 1,784 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, rushed for 1,757 yards and 18 touchdowns and has been involved in key situations as a strong safety on defense since starting on varsity his freshman season, including three interceptions during his freshman playoffs. He is rated a three-star prospect and the No.35 athlete in the country by Scout.com.

“Schools are offering me as quarterback and safety,” said Viramontes. “I'll do whatever it takes for me to see the field and help the team in any way possible.”

Holding additional offers from Montana, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV and Washington State, Viramontes has plans to visit Boise State, Oregon, San Diego State, Washington State and Wisconsin before fall. He has already visited California and Nevada.

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