Badgers Land Commitment No. 3

The Badgers' commitment list expanded to three with another important in-state commitment Tuesday afternoon.

The Badgers received their third commitment for the class of 2004, and second in-state commit, Hudson junior Kraig Urbick.

Urbick, a 6-6, 280-pound football/basketball/track athlete, called Coach Barry Alvarez this afternoon to let him know he would be a Badger.

"I've always wanted to play for the Badgers, so it was pretty easy," Urbick said. "I like the program, I like the school, I like the coaches. So that's my choice."

Urbick received an offer about a month ago, and visited campus on March 2, taking in the UW-Michigan basketball game. While he's a lifelong Badger fan, Urbick has never been to a game at Camp Randall Stadium before.

"I've watched a lot of on TV, but I've never been in person. I'm going to start now," Urbick said.

Urbick has idolized the offensive linemen that have come through the program in recent years, particularly Chris McIntosh. He knew when Wisconsin offered him a scholarship, he was going to accept it. He didn't have any other offers or other schools pursuing him seriously yet, but he wasn't going to wait around to make his decision.

"I wanted to wait until basketball season was over, and then I made up my decision," Urbick said. "It was pretty easy for me. They kind of wanted me to commit (earlier) but I wanted to take my time, make up my mind really good and make sure I wanted to go there."

Urbick said he's unsure where he will play at the college level, but at his size, he should project as an offensive tackle.

Urbick joins Ladysmith defensive tackle Mike Newkirk and Fremd (Ill.) running back Jamil Walker as the three early commitments for the class of 2004.

Badger Nation Top Stories