Columbus, Wis., 2017 offensive lineman Josh Seltzner announced his verbal pledge to Wisconsin via Twitter on Thursday.
Back in July, WisSports.net’s Travis Wilson reported Seltzner received a preferred walk-on offer along with current UW preferred walk-on commits Hunter Johnson (Darlington, Wis.), Jake Collinsworth (Merrill) and Michael Balistreri (Milwaukee).
BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara confirmed Seltzner’s status of walking on Thursday evening. The first-team all-state selection by the WFCA received scholarship offers from FCS programs Indiana State and North Dakota in yet another example of an in-state player turning down a scholarship to play for Wisconsin.
Seltzner joins quarterback/outside linebacker Coy Wanner, linebacker/tight end Ethan Cesarz, wide receiver/defensive back Sam DeLany and defensive tackle Michael Balistreri as Wisconsin prep standouts who committed to UW in a walk-on capacity recently. That’s now 10 known preferred walk-ons in the Badgers’ class of 2017, which includes Seltzner, Wanner, Cesarz, DeLany, Balistreri, quarterback Danny Vanden Boom, running back Hunter Johnson, offensive lineman Matt Hennigsen, linebacker Jake Collinsworth and kicker Collin Larsh.
For more on Wisconsin’s walk-on tradition, check out B5Q’s longform, Walk-On Wisconsin. Also be sure to check out the book Walk-On This Way: The On-Going Legacy of the Wisconsin Football Walk-On Tradition at University Bookstores, Bucky’s Locker Room/Name of the Game and limited Barnes & Noble stores in the state. You can also purchase online at KCISports.com and Amazon.