Two talented in-state products who won state titles in 2016 received offers from the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday.
Kimberly defensive lineman Boyd Dietzen and Waukesha (Catholic Memorial) linebacker C.J. Goetz both announced via Twitter they were offered by Wisconsin.
Dietzen recorded 56 tackles—10 for loss—along with 15 sacks and three forced fumbles for the Papermakers in 2016, according to WisSports.net. His contributions helped pave the way to the WIAA Division 1 state championship, the third straight for head coach Steve Jones’ program [writer’s note: they also won the Division II state championship in 2013]. He is also teammates with quarterback Danny Vanden Boom and offensive lineman Logan Bruss, both class of 2017 commits for Wisconsin.
The defensive lineman—ranked a three-star recruit by 247 Sports, Rivals and Scout—is listed at 6’3 and between 235 and 243 pounds on the three major recruiting websites.
According to Scout, Dietzen has earned offers from Minnesota, Syracuse, Northern Illinois and Iowa State.
Very excited and blessed to announce that I have received an offer from the University of Wisconsin! #GoBadgers pic.twitter.com/4g0DS0lM9a— Boyd Dietzen (@Boyd_Dietzen76) February 19, 2017
Goetz earned first-team all-state honors last season by both the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) and the Associated Press. This after recording 103 tackles (49 solo, 54 assisted), 11 tackles for loss and six sacks, according to his highlight video below. He also registered eight tackles and two sacks in Catholic Memorial’s 2016 WIAA Division 3 championship game victory, per the Crusader’s official football site.
On Feb. 2, he announced on Twitter that he was invited to the Under Armour All-American regional camp series.
Both Rivals and Scout rank Goetz as a three-star prospect. His highlight video below shows the Waukesha native at 6’4 and 225 pounds and holds a 3.2 GPA. According to Rivals, he has received offers from Bowling Green, North Dakota State, New Mexico and Northern Illinois.
Read more on the “dream offer” for Goetz from BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara. as well as Scout.com’s Allen Trieu ($).
[Update, 9:05 p.m. CST: Updated Goetz’ stats to match his highlight video, along with added Scout.com’s article on him]