Wisconsin freshman Alec Ingold is switching positions from inside linebacker to running back, reports UWBadgers.com's Mike Lucas.
The stats Lucas cited above speak for themselves. Ingold's versatility was proven at the high school level: he committed to Northern Illinois as a quarterback before receiving an offer from Wisconsin at linebacker. Listed at 6'2, 237 pounds, Ingold would be the biggest tailback on Wisconsin's roster -- Taiwan Deal is listed at 6'1, 220 pounds --but it remains to be seen, of course, which role the staff has in mind for Ingold. At fullback, UW has a versatile Derek Watt and also Derek Straus.
As a senior quarterback at Bay Port, Ingold averaged 178.8 rushing yards per game en route to winning the Associated Press Wisconsin Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year awards, and earning first-team all-state honors from the AP and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
Ingold also played running back as a sophomore at Bay Port, according to his UW bio. Then, he earned first-team All-Fox River Classic Conference honors while rushing for 1,024 yards and 22 touchdowns.