June 24, 2008

Lechner becomes No. 7

After excellent results in Minnesota and Wisconsin the last two recruiting cycles, Bob Bostad, Wisconsin's first-year offensive line coach, ventured from the Midwest to secure UW's most recent verbal in the 2009 class.

Currently in Madison on a visit this afternoon, Jon Lechner, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman from Omaha (NE) Creighton Prep, announced he would be play his college ball for the Badgers on Tuesday.

Lechner, a three-star prospect, chose Wisconsin over offers from Iowa State, Buffalo, Ohio and Nebraska.

Lechner is the third offensive linemen (Ryan Groy, Zac Matthias) and seventh (Jordan Kohout, Shelby Harris, Jon Budmayr, Montee Ball) 2009 athlete to verbal in UW's 2009 class.

Stay tuned to BadgerBitz.com for comments from Lechner later in the day

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