Loveland tight end Wozniak pledges Wisconsin

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Loveland tight end Brian Wozniak had several schools interested in him during the recruiting process. But in the end, he found a connection with the Big Ten.

Wozniak, who will be a senior this fall, made an oral commitment to play football at Wisconsin.



Loveland tight end Brian Wozniak had several schools interested in him during the recruiting process. But in the end, he found a connection with the Big Ten.

Wozniak, who will be a senior this fall, made an oral commitment to play football at Wisconsin.

“Wisconsin will provide me with a great education along with a tradition of success in the Big 10,” Wozniak said. “The coaching staff and players I have met have already made me feel part of the Badger family.”

Wozniak, who is 6 feet 5 and 225 pounds, is a multi-sport athlete, who was named all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference in football and basketball as a junior.

Wozniak had several offers, including Miami University, Akron, Connecticut and Louisville.

“Brian’s hard work, dedication and athleticism have made him an elite Division I prospect,” Loveland coach Andrew Marlatt said. “Wisconsin is getting more than a tight end; they are getting a student-athlete who is a leader and role model.”

Wozniak is the second Loveland athlete from the 2009 class to make a Big 10 commitment this year. Basketball standout Bobby Capobianco – a friend of Wozniak – made an oral commitment to play at Indiana.

Marlatt said he has heard the Badgers use up to three tight end sets in their offense and utilize as many as eight in a game through special teams and offense.

“I think Brian will get a chance to play a lot in his years there,” Marlatt said.

Wozniak had 22 receptions for 331 yards (15.0 ypc.) and two touchdowns for the Tigers last season. As an outside linebacker, he had 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

“The (college) decision was a tough one but in the end the Big 10 Conference, the way Wisconsin utilizes its tight end and the history of Wisconsin's winning tradition was what helped Brian make his decision,” Marlatt said.

Making Inroads

Wozniak became the second player from the Buckeye State to commit to Wisconsin this year. One day earlier on Wednesday, Kettering Alter running back Chris Borland also committed to the Badgers and was recruited as a linebacker.

Stay tuned to Ohio High for more on Borland's commitment.

 

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