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Wisconsin hockey recruiting: Brock Boeser decommits from Badgers

Tough news on the recruiting front for the Badgers, as prized recruit Brock Boeser has decommitted from Wisconsin.

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The hits keep on coming for the Wisconsin men's hockey team. If starting the season 0-6 wasn't enough to put UW fans on edge, the Badgers have now lost a commitment from a prized recruit. Multiple sources have confirmed to Bucky's 5th Quarter that Waterloo Black Hawks forward Brock Boeser has decommitted from the program.

Boeser is off to a fantastic start in his first full season in the USHL. A native of Burnsville, Minnesota, Boeser is tied for the league lead in goals (11) and is second in points (22) through just 15 games.

Wisconsin isn't completely out of the picture for the potential first-round NHL Draft pick. Boeser is still expected to take an official visit to Madison Dec. 5. Wisconsin hosts Penn State at the Kohl Center that weekend.

After committing to play for the Badgers in May of 2013, Boeser said Wisconsin was his dream school.

"The feeling is great, I'm really honored," Boeser told Bucky's 5th Quarter after making his decision. "(Wisconsin) has been my dream school ever since I was a little kid."

Boeser's older cousin, Dan, played at Wisconsin from 2000-04 and was a tri-captain his senior season. Dan Boeser's tenure included two seasons under current Badgers' head coach Mike Eaves, who took over the program before the 2002-03 season.

"I was 4, 5, or 6 years old when I watched him play there. As I watched him play I became a Badger fan and have always wanted to play there," Boeser told the Pioneer Press last December.

Before he committed to Wisconsin, Boeser also visited Michigan and Minnesota.

"It was nice to know you could play at your home state, but at the end it was just Wisconsin from the start," Boeser said last December.

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