Michael Furtney is Wisconsin’s seventh commit in the class of 2018.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle announced his pledge Tuesday on Twitter.
Proud to announce my commitment to the University of Wisconsin! pic.twitter.com/fCoLxhp72T
— Michael Furtney (@FurtneyMichael) March 14, 2017
Furtney, a 3-star prospect from Milan, Mich., took an official visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday and didn’t have wait to make a decision. He’s the No. 16 recruit in Michigan and the No. 53 player in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite. He also had offers from Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue and Minnesota, among other schools. His Wisconsin offer came in late January.
Furtney is the first offensive line recruit to join Wisconsin’s 2018 class, joining safety Reggie Pearson Jr., DE Boyd Dietzen, QB Ben Bryant, safety Trent Ingalls and LBs CJ Goetz and Mason Platter. All are 3-star prospects on the 247Sports composite, giving the Badgers the No. 11 class in the country and the third-ranked class in the Big Ten. Wisconsin only trails Penn State and Ohio State, though it’s obviously early in the recruiting period.