It took all of one day for Mukwonago, Wis., linebacker Dominic Cizauskas to act on his seventh college offer. After attending camp at Wisconsin on Tuesday and receiving an offer, Cizauskas announced his commitment on Wednesday. He becomes the Badgers' sixth in-state commit for 2014.
Thank you to everyone who helped get to where i am today. Just commited to play football for the University of Wisconsin #Blessed— DommyDom (@DomCiz) June 19, 2013
Cizauskas is a 6-foot-2, 249-pound inside linebacker who was a two-time All-Conference selection in the Classic Eight. In 2012, he also garnered honorable mentions on the All-Area, All-County and and All-State teams after recording 109 tackles (17 for loss), five sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered.
Cizauskas joins defensive ends Billy Hirschfeld and Connor Sheehy as defensive commits for Wisconsin's 2014 class. He chose the Badgers over offers from Ball State, Butler, Illinois State, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and South Dakota State. Secondary coach Ben Strickland let Cizauskas' recruitment, with some help from defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.
Wisconsin has now failed to bring in only one in-state recruit it offered, as Somerset tight end Gaelin Elmore committed to Minnesota on Sunday. In addition to Hirschfeld and Sheehy, Monona Grove (Madison) tackle Jaden Gault and Arrowhead (Hartland) guard George Panos are Wisconsin's other in-state commits for 2014. Sun Prairie defensive tackle Craig Evans remains a soft verbal, and while he's had recent flirtations with Michigan State, he also tweeted to offer congratulations in "joining the fam."
@DomCiz welcome to the fam bro— craig evans (@craigevans18) June 19, 2013
For his part, Cizauskas' quick commitment indicated the high interest in Wisconsin he echoed in an interview with Badger247.com.
"It's a dream come true," Cizauskas told Badger247. "I've been to Wisconsin and met the coaching staff three or four times now. They're really good guys. Coach Andersen (Gary Andersen) is a straight up guy. He showed he's going to care for me in every aspect of life.
"All the facilities are brand new, state of the art. That's just what you need. It's a dream school of mine. I just thought it was the right thing to do."