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May 21, 2014

Pfaff jumps on Wisconsin offer





Defensive lineman David Pfaff received an offer from Wisconsin on Tuesday and quickly committed to the Badgers, becoming the second in-state pledge in UW's 2015 class.

"Today (Tuesday) around 7:45 I got the opportunity to live out one of my dreams, a dream that I have had since November of 2007," Pfaff, who registered 35 tackles, including 12 for loss, and six sacks as a junior, communicated through social media. "I stepped into Camp Randall and fell in love with it.

"Today I was offered a full-ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and committed. I can't explain my emotions right now."

A 6-foot-1, 243-pound junior from Homestead High School in Mequon, Pfaff chose Wisconsin over offers from Illinois State, Iowa State, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Western Michigan. He joins offensive lineman Jon Dietzen as in-state commitments in the current cycle.

"I want to thank every single person that has helped me accomplish this amazing dream," Pfaff wrote. "I want to thank coach (Gary) Andersen for giving me this amazing opportunity and believing in me as a player and as a person.

"I'm so excited to finally focus on my football skills and being the best player I can be while helping the Highlanders make it to Camp Randall to win another state championship."

Pfaff, the North Shore defensive player of the year and all-state selection in 2013, was recruited by Ben Strickland and future position coach Chad Kauha'aha'a. Homestead went 12-1 last fall.

Pfaff and Dietzen join quarterback Austin Kafentzis, offensive lineman David Moorman, tight end Kyle Penniston and athlete Andrew James as known commitments for the Badgers in 2015.

From Rivals.com recruiting analyst Adam Friedman at the Rivals Camp Series in Chicago earlier this month.

"Pfaff was one of the bigger defensive linemen, but one of the most explosive, too. When he first made contact with the offensive lineman, it was easy to see how strong he was and that he had a plan of attack. Pfaff had some trouble executing his moves a few times, but it was clear he knew what to do with his hands and how to beat the man in front of him. He won a number of his one-on-one reps using a strong outside rip move.




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