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Wisconsin football recruiting: QB/ATH Jack Dunn accepts Badgers' preferred walk-on offer

The Badgers go into their own backyard and grab an option quarterback that finished his season on fire.

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The Wisconsin Badgers added another in-state standout on Sunday as Madison, Wis., (Edgewood) quarterback Jack Dunn accepted a preferred walk-on offer to Wisconsin, as he announced on Twitter.'s Jon McNamara reported Dunn's commitment was as a preferred walk-on on Sunday.

When you have a quarterback that admitted he's generously listed at 5'9 and 185 lbs., it goes without saying that the Badgers aren't planning on having him battle Maryland native Andres Castillo for the fourth quarterback slot. McNamara reported the Madison native was recruited as a slot receiver and special teams player.

Dunn definitely has a fun Hudl, however. He showed a difficulty to be squared up and tackled on the option and was dominant in the Badger conference on a team that started the year 0-6 and needed to win its final three games to make the playoffs, and truth be told, he was one of the most dominant athletes with the ball in his hands for the final half of his season putting up a dominant 1,316 yards and 20 touchdowns on 8.4 yards per carry in 5 games (21 touchdowns total including one receiving). With the ball in his hands, he can make a thing or seven (points) happen running the ball.

It will be interesting to see where Dunn's initial position will be, but looking back on what he told the Wisconsin State Journal's Jon Masson in October, he achieved a goal on Sunday evening.

"My ultimate goal would be to walk on here at Wisconsin," Dunn said. "That would be my dream. We'll have to see how things play out. I'm still holding hope I'll get a phone call one day."

Dunn joins Castillo and Highland Park, Ill., safety Cristian Volpentesta as walk-ons who have verbally committed to Wisconsin in the past seven days.