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Wisconsin Badgers Land Big Commitment from OL Jon Dietzen


If there’s one thing the Wisconsin Badgers do really well recruiting, it’s landing some big and athletic linemen to help open holes for whoever is running behind them. Over the weekend, the Badgers received a big commitment from Seymour High School offensive lineman Jon Dietzen.

On Sunday the 6-foot-5, 330 pound tackle made the announcement in Chicago during a Rivals.com camp. Dietzen is the Wisconsin Badgers fourth commit of the year so far, joining tight end Kyle Penniston, quarterback Austin Kafentzis and wide receiver Andrew James.

Dietzen is a four-star recruit who had offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Miami, Michigan State and Nebraska.

The Badgers will gain an athletic tackle who helped anchor Seymour’s rushing attack. Pass-blocking was not need as much as Seymour primarily runs the ball so it will be interesting to see how much work he will need with that at the next level.

Head coach Gary Andersen should be pleased how his offensive line is shaping up with this year’s class and next year’s. Andersen has always said he would like a dual-threat quarterback that can run and adding a guy like Dietzen will only help make that come to fruition.

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