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Wisconsin hockey recruiting: Wausau West defenseman Adam Parsells chooses Badgers

The Badgers secured a big recruit on Saturday when 6'5, 190-pound defenseman Adam Parsells from Wausau committed to Wisconsin.

Adam Parsells poses after winning a USA Hockey Tier 1 national championship with Team Wisconsin.
Adam Parsells poses after winning a USA Hockey Tier 1 national championship with Team Wisconsin.














Wausau West

Wausau, Wis.


A big recruiting week for the Badgers gets even better with the news Wausau West defenseman Adam Parsells has chosen to play college hockey at Wisconsin.

When reached for comment Saturday night Parsells said it was a pretty easy decision once the Badgers made an offer.

"I grew up going to Badger games and seeing them progress as a dominant figure in college hockey," Parsells said. "I've grown up watching them, always wanted to be a Badger. It's kind of special playing for your home state team.

"With the campus, all the can't get any better. It was an easy decision."

An imposing force at 6'5, 190-pounds, Parsells' stock has skyrocketed over the past 12 months. The 1997-born blueliner has developed much more fluidity and has taken noticeable leaps forward in both his skating and puck skills.

Parsells said he took an unofficial campus visit to Madison during the Michigan State series. Coincidentally, that was the same weekend Dominick Mersch was on campus for a visit. Mersch also committed to the Badgers on Saturday.

Parsells said he also visited Minnesota State and was getting serious interest from Ohio State as well.

A junior at Wausau West high school last season, Parsells picked up three goals and 15 assists for 18 points while helping lead the Warriors to the WIAA state tournament.

Just a few weeks ago Parsells played a major role in helping the Team Wisconsin U16 team capture a USA Hockey Tier 1 national championship.

Parsells' commitment is likely for the fall of 2016. His USHL rights are owned by the Green Bay Gamblers who selected him 40th overall in the 2013 Phase I draft.

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