Wisconsin was already having a pretty fun evening with a top 10 placement in the College Football Playoff rankings and a commitment from 3-star running back Jonathan Taylor, but the night just got even better.
Per 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow, the Badgers have landed a commitment from 3-star outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel from Iowa Western Community College. Van Ginkel is Wisconsin’s 15th verbal commit of the 2017 class.
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— Andrew Van Ginkel (@AndrewVanGinkel) November 2, 2016
Van Ginkel has previously played at South Dakota, where he started all 11 games at defensive end as a redshirt freshman last season. He impressed too, racking up 56 tackles, 18 for loss, and nine sacks. He finished third in the balloting for STATS FCS National Freshman of the Year and was the top vote-getter among defensive players, while also receiving all-conference honors.