The University of Wisconsin may be thin at the quarterback position, but that likely won’t be the case for long.
The Badgers picked up their second commitment from a Class of 2018 quarterback Friday when Cincinnati prospect Chase Wolf pledged to UW on Twitter.
Wolf said his visit to Madison on April 18 was the deciding factor in picking the Badgers.
“That was it,” he said. "I had a good feeling when I went there that it was the place to be. The people were great. The place is fantastic. It’s a beautiful campus. The football is top notch. You really can’t get better than that."
Scout, Rivals and 247sports all rate Wolf as a three-star prospect. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound signal caller from St. Xavier High said Boston College and South Carolina were favorites along with UW.
He also had offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Maryland, Missouri, Pittsburgh and Rutgers, according to BadgerNation, but the Badgers extended an offer in November before any other Power Five program.
Illinois quarterback Ben Bryant, who committed in December of last year, will also join UW next year, and the Badgers already have two freshmen (Jack Coan and Kare Lyles) at the position currently on the roster.
“I do not shy away from any competition,” Wolf said. "The fact they have two freshmen quarterbacks and another in my class does not affect me at all."
Wolf became the ninth commitment in UW’s 2018 recruiting class, along with Bryant, linebackers Jack Sanborn, C.J. Goetz and Mason Platter, safeties Reggie Pearson and Trent Ingalls, offensive lineman Michael Furtney and defensive lineman Boyd Dietzen.