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2019 in-state product Jackson Kollath commits to Wisconsin as preferred walk-on

The Badgers’ third known walk-on for the 2019 recruiting class.

The Wisconsin Badgers won on the field and on the recruiting trail this weekend.

After a 31–17 win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, in-state standout Jackson Kollath announced that he verbally committed to UW.

Listed as a 6’2, 235-pound outside linebacker/running back on his Hudl profile, Kollath previously announced that he received a preferred walk-on offer from Wisconsin in late June.’s Jon McNamara reported on Saturday afternoon the commitment was as a walk-on.

Kollath was at Camp Randall Stadium during Saturday’s game and previously visited in September for the BYU game.

According to, Kollath ran for 767 yards on 99 carries (7.7 yards per attempt) with 11 rushing touchdowns during the 2018 season, also contributing 39 tackles (10 for loss) and 2.5 sacks on defense.

During the WFCA Combine in the spring, Kollath—then listed at 6’2, 227.4 pounds—proceeded to run a 4.50-second 40-yard dash, 7.56-second L-Drill, and 4.34-second shuttle.

247Sports rates Kollath as a two-star recruit and the No. 220 athlete in the nation. Rivals designates him as an inside linebacker with offers from Augustana, Bemidji State, Minnesota-Duluth, and Nebraska-Kearney. He also announced an offer from FCS Valparaiso in August.

Kollath is the third known walk-on commit for Wisconsin’s 2019 recruiting class, joining kicker/punter Blake Wilcox and long snapper Peter Bowden.