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Wisconsin football recruiting: Madison Memorial DB/WR Henry Houden accepts preferred walk-on offer

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Wisconsin gained another walk-on on Friday with the addition of Madison Memorial's Henry Houden.

Houden is a 6'4, 185-pound recruit who played defensive back last season for Madison Memorial. He finished the season as a first-team All-Big Eight after recording 40 tackles (three for loss), three forced fumbles, two interceptions and one sack. He also played wide receiver and quarterback for the Spartans, and will begin at wide receiver for the Badgers, according to Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Houden had also been linked to Northwestern before accepting Wisconsin's offer.

Houden is Wisconsin's 15th in-state recruit in the class of 2015, and the 10th in-state walk-on. He's also the fourth Madison-area walk-on in the class.

Here is Wisconsin's full class of 2015, with Houden added:

Wisconsin's 2015 signing class
Status Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School/Last School)
Scholarship Zack Baun OLB 6-3 198 Milwaukee, Wis. (Brown Deer)
Scholarship Titus Booker CB 5-11 176 Grayslake, Ill. (North)
Scholarship Jon Dietzen OL 6-5 330 Black Creek, Wis. (Seymour)
Scholarship David Edwards TE 6-7 225 Downers Grove, Ill. (North)
Scholarship Kevin Estes OL 6-5 270 San Marcos, Calif. (San Marcos)
Scholarship Arrington Farrar OLB 6-2 202 Atlanta, Ga. (Woodward Academy)
Scholarship Alex Hornibrook QB 6-4 215 West Chester, Pa. (Malvern Prep)
Scholarship Kraig Howe DE 6-3 253 Bellbrook, Ohio (Archbishop Alter)
Scholarship Alec Ingold ILB 6-2 205 Green Bay, Wis. (Bay Port)
Scholarship Andrew James WR 6-0 168 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons)
Scholarship Austin Kafentzis QB 6-1 200 Sandy, Utah (Jordan)
Scholarship David Moorman OL 6-5 275 Northville, Mich. (Northville)
Scholarship Chris Orr ILB 6-0 215 DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)
Scholarship Kyle Penniston TE 6-5 230 Orange, Calif. (Mater Dei)
Scholarship David Pfaff DE 6-2 253 Mequon, Wis. (Homestead)
Scholarship Olive Sagapolu NG 6-2 295 Huntington Beach, Calif. (Mater Dei)
Scholarship Bradrick Shaw RB 6-1 205 Birmingham, Ala. (Hoover)
Scholarship Jordan Stevenson RB 5-9 190 Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff)
Scholarship Nick Thomas LB 6-2 230 Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
Scholarship Serge Trezy DB 6-1 220 Orlando, Fla. (Agape/Eastern Arizona)
Scholarship Jake Whalen FB 6-1 220 Wausau, Wis. (West)
Walk-On Ty DeForest LB 6-1 220 Marshall, Wis. (Marshall)
Walk-On Mitchell Herl TE 6-4 230 Middleton, Wis. (Middleton)
Walk-On Zach Hintze K 6-0 170 Fond du Lac, Wis. (St. Mary's Springs)
Walk-On Tyler Johnson OLB 6-3 200 Menasha, Wis. (Menasha)
Walk-On Troy Laufenberg RB 5-10 180 Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
Walk-On Andrew Ruzek DE 6-6 240 Stevens Point, Wis. (Stevens Point Area)
Walk-On Noah Stengel WR 6-1 190 Sheboygan, Wis. (North)
Walk-On Elijah Strong CB 6-0 170 Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek)
Walk-On Bret Verstegen S 5-11 175 Kimberly, Wis. (Kimberly)
Walk-On Henry Houden WR/DB 6-4 185 Madison, Wis. (Memorial)