Welcome the newest Badger - Blake Sorensen

Eden Prairie, Minnesota native Blake Sorensen visited Madison for the San Diego State game. He received a pretty unexpected gift. Read on to find out more about the newest Badger.

Welcome to the wild and crazy world of football recruiting.

One day you hear about a young man playing for school A - the next day, he is going to school B. Well, that is the case for Eden Prairie, MN linebacker Blake Sorensen.

Sorensen verbally committed to play for the Northwestern football program early in the spring. "They have a great program, an up and coming program." Sorensen stated. "Their academics are good and it is tough to beat a good education." A lot of people say the same thing about another school in the Big Ten.

Blake visited Madison unofficially for the San Diego State game. He was able to speak with Coach Bret Bielema before kickoff. "I was excited to meet up with him," the all-metro Minneapolis performer said. "He basically said they wanted me to be a Badger. I did not think they would still offer me after I committed to Northwestern."

His high school team is currently 6-0 and the top ranked team in the state of the big schools. You can expect him to be very well prepared to play at the next level. For Wisconsin, they would like him to be an outside (Will) linebacker. Sorensen hopes to help the Badgers do some great things.

"We are going to win some Big Ten titles, guaranteed." Sorensen proclaims. "I want a Rose Bowl trip with that, also. There is no reason why we cannot achieve that."

You have to love hearing that from a guy who is now fully committed to playing football for the Badgers.

"There is no other place I would want to be."


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