St. Xavier DE Muldoon commits to Wisconsin

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Cin. St. Xavier DE Pat Muldoon

St. Xavier DE and Division I defensive player of the year Pat Muldoon, who one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects of the 2009 class, ended the recruiting process this weekend when he gave an oral commitment to play football at Wisconsin.


 

There was no getting around it for Pat Muldoon. Selecting college had become a very tough decision.

Several schools had offered the Cincinnati St. Xavier senior standout defensive end, but he wasn’t going to rush the choice.

Muldoon, who vowed earlier this month to announce his oral commitment by Christmas if possible, took all his official visits and carefully studied what each highly-recognized program said to him the past several months.

Muldoon, who one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects of the 2009 class, ended the recruiting process this weekend when he gave an oral commitment to play football at Wisconsin.

Muldoon (6-4, 248) also considered Virginia, Duke, Boston College and Cincinnati. Other offers included Ohio State, Notre Dame, Louisville and Pittsburgh.

Muldoon, who was an Associated Press Division I all-state co-defensive player of the year, was one of the Bombers’ top players the past few seasons. He had 60 tackles (15 for loss), eight sacks and 31 quarterback pressures this past season. He also had two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble this fall.

Muldoon is rated the No. 29 player in the state’s 2009 class by Ohio High Magazine and has been viewed as a solid prospect since his junior season.

Muldoon was one of two St. X standouts uncommitted up until this point. St. Xavier senior LB Luke Kuechly has narrowed his final choices to Virginia, Boston College, Duke and Stanford. Kuechly isn’t expected to commit until early 2009.

The Bombers, who were the 2007 state champions, narrowly missed the playoffs this season after the graduation of several starters on both sides of the ball.

Muldoon joins Kettering Alter LB Chris Borland, Cincinnati Princeton WR Jeff Duckworth and Cincinnati Loveland TE Brian Wozniak as Wisconsin recruits from Ohio this year.

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