In-state prospect, 3-star DL opts to walk-on at Wisconsin over Power 5 offers
Will McDonald, a 3-star prospect in the class of 2023, did not receive an official scholarship offer from Wisconsin. That has not deterred McDonald as he has committed as a walk-on to the Badgers per his 247 Sports player page.
McDonald, a 6-foot-4 and 235 lb. defensive lineman out of Hudson, Wisconsin, announced his pledge Tuesday evening via Twitter.
— Will McDonald (@WillMcDon6) August 3, 2022
Despite deciding to walk-on, McDonald did have 11 scholarship offers on the table. Kansas and Iowa State were Power 5 programs to offer McDonald with Army, Akron, Kent State and North Dakota State also extending offers.
McDonald has not been rated by the composite rankings, but he has a 3-star rating from 247 Sports. He is also rated as the No. 111 DL nationally and the No. 2 prospect out of Wisconsin by 247 Sports for the 2023 recruiting class.
Hopefully he is able to carve out a role for himself with the Badgers in Madison.