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Wisconsin football recruiting: CB Elijah Strong accepts walk-on offer

The Oak Creek native passes up an FBS offer and becomes Wisconsin's second in-state walk-on in two days.

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The Wisconsin Badgers have been developing a reputation as a school that grabs football targets in streaks and spurts. They can go two months without adding a player to the class, then they'll end up getting six prospects in just over a week. This also goes along with what the Badgers can do with the in-state walk-ons that commit to the program.

Saturday brought the Badgers defensive end Andrew Ruzek. Sunday, Oak Creek defensive back prospect Elijah Strong joined the Badgers as a walk-on.

Strong plays cornerback for Oak Creek, and he definitely has a strong highlight reel. In terms of 40-times, he won't likely be one of burners that come to Madison in 2015. But this is someone with good lateral agility and great skills to play the ball. A 6'0, 170-pound prospect with good ball skills and necessary aggressiveness will always have a chance to see the field.

Strong joins the Badgers after turning down an FBS offer from Air Force. Iowa State, Michigan State, Northern Illinois and Stanford joined Wisconsin in showing interest.