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Wisconsin football recruiting: QB Conor Blount commits, accepts Badgers' preferred walk-on offer

Three true freshman quarterbacks appear to fill out the position for the 2016 season, with the talented Wolverines' signal caller coming to Madison.

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The Wisconsin Badgers picked up another preferred walk-on, as Waukesha, Wis. (Waukesha West) quarterback Conor Blount verbally committed to UW on Monday night. He announced his college decision via Twitter. He was offered the walk-on spot back on Jan. 24.

The 6'1, 185-pound signal caller completed 56.8 percent of his passes for 1,413 yards and 18 touchdowns his senior season, according to He led the Wolverines to an 11-3 mark and the WIAA Division II state championship game in 2015.

As a junior, he completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,769 yards and 18 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

Blount, if he stays a quarterback at Wisconsin, will help replenish the depth at the position, joining redshirt senior Bart Houston, redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook and presumably two other true freshman -- Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro)'s Kare' Lyles and Olney, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel)'s Andres Castillo.

The Wisconsin native joins a growing group of walk-ons committed to the class of 2016 in the past week, including Castillo, Burlington's Hegeman Tiedt, Madison Edgewood's Jack Dunn and Highland Park, Ill.'s Cristian Volpentesta. Mequon, Wis. (Homestead) wide receiver Jack Popp and Slinger, Wis. recruit Aaron Maternowski accepted preferred walk-on offers earlier in the recruiting cycle.