Scout Profile: West Allis Hale LB Brian Otto

Yet to grab a scholarship offer, West Allis Hale linebacker Brian Otto, one of the best backers in the state, isn't going to have to wait long for the offers to start rolling in.

MADISON - Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has consistently said that when the Badgers offer a scholarship to a prospect from the state of Wisconsin, they always get their man. Whether it's extreme confidence or the love affair that high school kids have with the Badgers, the sentiment has turned out to be accurate.

Time will tell if West Allis Hale linebacker Brian Otto becomes one of those players Bielema is talking about.

One of the best players at his position in the state, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Otto finished his junior season with 110 tackles (86 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss and six sacks, earning first-team all-conference recognition.

With the numbers backing up the talent, plenty of schools across the Midwest have shown interest in the Wisconsin prospect.

Big Ten schools Illinois, Iowa, Purdue and Wisconsin have all shown interest in Otto as well as Akron, Army, Central Michigan, Iowa State, Miami (Ohio), Navy, Northern Illinois, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, UNLV and Wyoming all inquiring about the prospect.

On that list, Otto has taken an unofficial visit to the University of Illinois and went to Northern Iowa's Junior Day, picking that over going to Wisconsin's spring game.

Nevertheless, Coach Bob Bostad has sent handwritten letters to Otto and formally invited him to one of Wisconsin's summer camps.

Otto has been timed with a 4.75-second 40-yard dash, 29-inch vertical jump, benches 225 pounds and squats 530 pounds.


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