The Wisconsin Badgers continue to add to their 2016 recruiting class on the defensive side of the ball.
On Saturday, composite three-star, Carmel, Ind., outside linebacker Noah Burks tweeted his verbal commitment to play for Wisconsin. His announcement follows three-star defensive lineman Tyler Biadasz, who committed to the Badgers earlier this week.
Burks is Wisconsin's seventh commit for 2016 and the second outside linebacker after Mason Stokke. He is also the fifth defensive player in the seven-player class.
The 6'3, 221-pound Burks, ranked a four-star recruit by 247Sports had offers from Minnesota, Boston College and most notably Maryland. The Terrapins were the Badgers' primary competition for the linebacker's commitment before Saturday's announcement.
After a recent visit to Maryland in late May, Burks told Scout.com things were "pretty much even" and a recent report by 247Sports' Evan Flood suggested a decision may not be in the making for a while ($).
Regardless, the talented linebacker committed to play for head coach Paul Chryst and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda late Saturday.
Excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Wisconsin to further my football career and education! pic.twitter.com/WiDFKj0fDF— Noah Burks (@noahburks2) June 13, 2015
Congratulations quickly poured in from two of Wisconsin's verbal commits: