Kurt Ware Commits

The Badgers landed a huge commitment Monday night, with Texas tight end/defensive end Kurt Ware committing to Quarterbacks Coach Jeff Horton during an in-home visit.

Wisconsin's recruiting class became a little more stacked Monday night with the commitment of Kurt Ware, an athletic tight end/defensive end from Klein Oak, Texas.

Ware decided to skip his visit to Florida on January 24 and commit to Wisconsin, which was his overwhelming No. 1 choice following his official visit four weeks ago.

With Jeff Horton making an in-home visit Monday night, Ware decided shortly before he arrived to go ahead and make the commitment.

"The Florida coach said that I might get a scholarship, but I might not, so I said, `Okay, I might as well commit now.' If I don't have an offer, why go there? It's wasting my time," Ware said.

Ware was extremely enthusiastic about his decision, saying he couldn't wait to call all of his friends and coaches to let them know.

He said he feels great about his choice because he know how much his commitment means to the Badger staff. He didn't feel like he was as respected by the Gators.

"I don't really feel like I would have a chance at Florida, because of the way they were treating me, setting up the visit in late January," Ware said. "I liked Wisconsin better, because the coaches make me feel better about myself. The coaches, being around each other so much, makes it feel like one big group, together as one. I kind of made my decision based on that."

Ware said he would prefer to play defensive end in college, but the Badgers plan to use him as an athletic tight end first. But Horton indicated Monday night the staff will use him wherever he can get on the field first, and that plan suits Ware just fine.

Look for more on Ware in the upcoming recruiting special of Badger Nation, published following Signing Day.

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