Badgers Land Football, Basketball Commitments

The Badgers have had great success over the past week, with both the football and basketball programs landing key commitments for their upcoming recruiting classes.

The Wisconsin football and basketball programs both discovered great news on commitments over the past week. The football program landed offensive lineman Andrew Weininger, a 6-5, 305-pounder from Harrison, N.Y. following his visit to Madison two days ago. Meanwhile, the UW basketball team received a commitment from Kammron Taylor, a 6-2, 170-pound point guard from Minneapolis' North High School.

Weininger is the Badgers fifth commitment of the 2003 recruiting class, and is projected to be a tremendous addition to the program. Considered one of the top prospects on the East Coast, Weininger had offers from the likes of Michigan State, Syracuse, Maryland, Pitt, Duke, Arizona, Michigan State and Northwestern.

He was named first-team all-state in 2001, leading his team to a 10-1 record. He is also an outstanding student (3.4 GPA, 1250 SAT). Weininger made his commitment in person on his visit to Madison Sunday.

Taylor reportedly gave his commitment last Thursday, taking one of two available scholarships for the 2003-04 class. The other spot is being held for 7-foot Appleton West star Brian Butch, who lists the Badgers in his final five.

Taylor averaged about 21 points a game last season, shooting about 52 percent from the field, leading his team to a third-place finish in the state tournament with a 24-7 record.

Badger Nation will have much more on both of these commitments in upcoming print editions and online updates.

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