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Wisconsin hockey recruiting: Brock Boeser will visit Minnesota Duluth

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Brock Boeser is considering Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth, although the Badgers are considered a long shot.

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Player Photo

Class

Position

Shoots

Height

Weight

2015

Right Wing

Right

6'1

192

Team

Hometown

DOB

Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Burnsville, Minn.

2/25/1997

We have another update in the Brock Boeser recruiting saga. According to a recent article in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Boeser will be taking an official campus visit to see Minnesota Duluth.

As we've documented here thoroughly, Boeser decided to re-open his recruitment in November after being previously committed to Wisconsin.

Boeser, who is arguably the No. 1 available recruit for next season, leads the Waterloo Black Hawks in goals (23) and points (41) in 36 games.

"He decommited from a standpoint that he didn't take Wisconsin out of the picture," Waterloo head coach P.K. O'Handley told the WCF Courier. "He decommited because he was so young when he committed he thought he actually needed to go through the entire process so he was totally comfortable with the decision.

"As we sit here today, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Duluth (Minnesota-Duluth) are the teams he's looking at and he is not in a rush to make a decision."

Boeser has already taken official visits to Madison, Minneapolis and Grand Forks. All indications at this point are that Boeser is in no hurry to make a decision.

It's believed that Minnesota remains the front runner for Boeser's services with North Dakota a close second. It would be an upset if Boeser ended up at UMD, although it should be considered a win for the Bulldogs to be able to jump into the race at this stage in the process.

Wisconsin is considered a significant long-shot, despite Boeser's cousin, Dan, playing for the Badgers. Boeser also has many family members in the Madison area that are hoping the potential first-round NHL Draft pick comes to Wisconsin, but barring a coaching change before April's signing period, that doesn't appear to be a realistic option at this point.

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