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Wisconsin hockey recruiting: Brock Boeser commits to North Dakota

Former Wisconsin commit Brock Boeser has settled on North Dakota, choosing UND over Wisconsin, Minnesota and Minnesota Duluth.

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Brock Boeser will not be a Badger.

The one-time Wisconsin commit has made his college choice -- he will be attending the University of North Dakota.

A Burnsville, Minn., native, Boeser committed to the Badgers as a high school sophomore, but decided to re-open his recruitment in November.

Boeser, who is one of the top available college hockey recruits for next season, leads the Waterloo Black Hawks in goals (23) and points (41) in 37 games and is projected to be a first-round NHL Draft pick next summer.

After decommitting from UW, Boeser kept Wisconsin as an available option and even took an official visit to the school. Boeser also took an official visit to Minnesota in addition to North Dakota.

The news is frustrating for Badgers fans, especially with the fact Boeser's cousin, Dan, played at Wisconsin from 2000-04 and was a tri-captain his senior season. Dan Boeser's tenure in Madison included two seasons under current Badgers' head coach Mike Eaves, who took over the program before the 2002-03 season.

Dan Boeser was also announced as the new head coach of the Chicago Steel on Thursday, news that was broken on this website.

Wisconsin fans have a right to be upset. The fact the UW coaching staff let the program fall far enough into a place where a lifelong Badgers fan and legacy recruit didn't think he could be successful during his time in college should tell you everything you need to know about the current state of affairs.

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