February 9, 2007

Badgers add 17th signee to class

The Wisconsin Badgers have received their final letter of intent and secured the Class of 2007 at 17 total recruits.

On Friday afternoon, BadgerBlitz.com spoke with Phil Welch, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound kicker out of Fort Collins, Colo., just moments after he signed and faxed his letter of intent.

According to Welch, the Badgers started to show interest in him about a month ago. Then, the staff obtained film of Welch and quickly tagged him a must-have prospect. However, heading into National Signing Day the Badgers were without an extra scholarship, leaving Welch the offer of a grayshirt opportunity, which would have brought him in next January.

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