Last week, the Wisconsin Badgers made headlines on the recruiting trail for a brief moment, earning preferred walk-on commitments from two players, linebacker Drew Braam and quarterback Milos Spasojevic.
At each position, the Badgers held one player in their 2024 class with four-star quarterback Mabrey Mettauer and three-star linebacker Landon Gauthier, and looked to add one more at each spot with their walk-on commitments.
Spasojevic, a quarterback from Minnetonka, Minnesota, is rated as a two-star signal-caller by 247Sports, and held an offer from St. Thomas, but ultimately chose the Badgers as his next destination.
What played a role in that decision?
“There were a few main factors that really drew me into the program at Madison and set it apart from others,” Spasojevic shared to Bucky’s 5th Quarter. “The new coaching staff, along with the culture and community. My visit this past weekend (Oct. 14 vs. Iowa) secured the decision in my mind and I couldn’t be more thankful and excited for this opportunity.”
The most exciting part? Being in the quarterback room with offensive coordinator Phil Longo, while getting to learn from Wisconsin’s young quarterback room.
Spasojevic understands the number of players Wisconsin has at the position. Still, that didn’t serve as a deterrent in his decision, and the quarterback is looking forward to the competition.
“[My mindset is to] come in, work hard, and earn the respect of my teammates and coaches,” Spasojevic said. “Excited for the opportunity to learn from them and do whatever they need me to do.”
Longo played a major role in his recruitment, and Spasojevic revealed that the coach shared a message of excitement upon the commitment news.
The Badgers now have six quarterbacks on the roster for 2024, with five being on scholarship: Braedyn Locke, Nick Evers, Myles Burkett, Cole LaCrue, and Mabrey Mettauer.