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Wisconsin offered Northern Illinois commit, Greendale (WI) senior offensive tackle Jacob Maxwell on Friday following his performance in the WIAA Division 3 championship game. It didn’t take him long to decide to make Camp Randall Stadium his permanent home.
While on an unofficial visit to Madison Wednesday, Maxwell decided that he saw and heard enough to flip his commitment.
“Why Wisconsin? Because they have a great tradition of breeding NFL offensive linemen and I was really excited to become a Badger, so that is why I decided to commit now,” Maxwell told BadgerNation. “My dad just told me to get it over with and commit, so I did. I can’t wait to be a part of the Badgers family and be a Badger.”
The 6-6, 280-pound offensive lineman says one of the main reasons he decided to flip to Wisconsin was because of head coach Gary Andersen and offensive line coach T.J. Woods.
“I saw that the coaches are very involved during my visit,” said Maxwell. “I really liked Coach Andersen and Coach Woods. I think today brought us closer and I can’t wait to work with both of them next year. They are great guys and great coaches.”
Maxwell is the No. 74 offensive tackle in the nation and a three-star commit by Fox Sports Next, but that doesn’t mean a lot to him as he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
“I’ll bring hard work and dedication along with my physical playing style when I hit the field,” said Maxwell. “I play football with a little bit of nasty. I’ll finish the play until I hear the whistle everytime.”
Maxwell becomes the fifth offensive lineman commit in this class with Michael Deiter, Jaden Gault, George Panos and Beau Benzschawel.