Passing up a scholarship opportunity is a difficult decision, especially considering the rising cost of a post-secondary education. But that’s exactly what 2020 offensive lineman Sean Timmis has decided to do.
Timmis, a Milwaukee native, passed on scholarship offers from 24 programs to be a preferred walk-on at Wisconsin. He made his announcement in a post on Twitter on Thursday night.
“Excited to announce my commitment to the University of Wisconsin to continue m academic and athletic careers,” Timmis wrote in a tweet, along with several photos. “Thank you to all who helped me along the way.”
— Sean Timmis (@SeanTimmis2020) June 27, 2019
According to 247Sports, Timmis is listed as a 6-foot-5, 255-pound offensive lineman. He’s a three-star member of the 2020 class, ranking as the 16th best player out of Wisconsin and is one of the top 200 tackles in the class.
Offers for Timmis ranged from FBS to FCS to Ivy League programs. Some of the more notable teams to show interest in the offensive tackle were Air Force, Arkansas State, Ball State, Central Michigan, Buffalo, New Mexico State and Temple.
Timmis opted to pass on those opportunities and pursue a career with the Badgers. It’ll be interesting to see if he becomes one of the many walk-on athletes who make a huge impact on the field in the coming years.
Wisconsin’s 2020 class currently ranks 31st nationally and seventh in the B1G.