The Wisconsin Badgers aren’t done with their class of 2018, at least when it comes to securing walk-on commits.
Stoughton, Wis., athlete Brady Schipper verbally committed to Wisconsin, announcing his decision via Twitter on Thursday night.
“I'm excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Wisconsin to continue my football career! #PWO #OnWisconsin,” Schipper wrote in his tweet.
“PWO” refers to “preferred walk-on,” and Schipper confirmed to B5Q early Friday morning that he will start as a walk-on at UW. He told B5Q he received the offer last week.
According to WisSports.net, Schipper rushed for 1,975 yards on 249 carries (7.9 yards per carry) with 25 touchdowns. In six of 10 games this season, he rushed for over 200 yards, including a 364-yard, five-touchdown performance against Monona Grove on Oct. 6.
Schipper also caught eight passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
His Hudl film shows an explosive back who can run and catch the ball. The first highlight above pops instantly with the one-handed catch that he turns into a touchdown with his speed. He appears to have solid speed for a back and can follow his blockers, as seen in his rushing prowess and also as a returner in the second highlight in his tape.
According to his Twitter posts, Schipper has visited Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota. He also received offers from Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State, Winona State, Augustana, and the University of Sioux Falls. He camped with the Badgers and Hawkeyes during the summer.
Schipper is the fourth known walk-on commitment for the Badgers, joining Sun Prairie’s Marty Strey, Grantsburg’s John Chenal, and Kenosha’s Andrew Lyons.