Kaye Chooses Wisconsin

Danny Kaye, a 6-foot-8, 280-pound, tight end, defensive end from New Berlin, Wisconsin is a national recruit that had several offers. Kaye decided he'll stay home and play his college football for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Danny Kaye, a 6-foot-8, 280-pound, tight end, defensive end from New Berlin (WI) Eisenhower is considered one of the best prospects in the Midwest and he'll be named to several national Top 100 lists as well.

Kaye will be a three-year varsity starter for Jeff Setz at Eisenhower High School and he's played several different positions in his career.

"I was an offensive tackle and defensive end as a sophomore and I played tight end, fullback and defensive end last year." Kaye said.

"I love playing tight end. That's where I want to play in college. I know everyone says I'll end up on the offensive line and that's fine but I'd like to avoid the offensive line if I can. I just like blocking and being able to catch the ball as well."

Which schools are willing to give Kaye a shot at tight end?

"Well, I wasn't going to make this public but I verbally committed to Wisconsin this weekend. I had a long talk with coach (Barry) Alvarez. He told me that he would give me a shot at playing tight end.

"I chose Wisconsin because it just feels right. When I'm walking on the campus I feel like it's (Madison) is the place for me. Wisconsin has a very good football program and the education is great as well. I guess you could say it's just a gut feeling."

Wisconsin is getting a big time prospect in Danny Kaye and the Badgers have started out their 2002 recruiting campaign very well. Both Kaye and Justin Ostrowski are national recruits and Tyler Donovan is a solid quarterback prospect.

As a junior, Kaye had 13 catches for 200 yards as a tight end and he lined up as a fullback in short yardage situations. On defense, he had 108 tackles and eight sacks as a defensive end.

Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota and Northwestern had also offered Kaye a scholarship.

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