MADISON - Before all the snow has melted on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, the Badgers have landed three highly-coveted offensive line prospects in their 2017 class.
Both visiting the campus Sunday on unofficial visits for the Wisconsin-Illinois basketball game, Kimberly (WI) guard Logan Bruss and Menomonie (WI) tackle Alex Fenton chose to stay in state and say no to other Big Ten conference programs Monday night.
Offered on the same day (Jan.23) and committing within an hour of each other nearly a month later, Fenton and Bruss are the third and fourth players in Wisconsin's 2017 class. The two three-star prospects join Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro offensive lineman Kayden Lyles and DePere (WI) defensive lineman Aaron Vopal.
The commitment of the 6-5, 283-pound Fenton, who plays offensive line, defensive line and tight end for the Mustangs, was first reported by WQOW sports director Bob Bradovich.
Menomonie head coach Joseph LaBuda told Scout Fenton had an additional offer from Michigan as well as strong interest from Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State.
Labuda says Fenton played defensive tackle and tight end last season, but he projects to offensive tackle in college.
The Badgers landed Fenton's teammate, three-star linebacker Mason Stokke, in the 2016 class.
The 6-4, 255-pound Bruss picked Wisconsin over offers from Buffalo, North Dakota State, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska. The three Big Ten offers came within the past week.
"It's definitely a dream come true to receive an offer from there," Bruss said following the offer. "It's always been a dream to play there."
Bruss earned this offer with an outstanding junior season, one in which he earned All-State and All-Confefence honors. In addition, his academics played a big role in earning this offer as well.