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Badgers get former Gopher pledge

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Good things come in small packages – at least they did for the Wisconsin Badgers in this case.
Wisconsin picked up a big commitment from a rather small guy. The 5-foot-9, 150-pound David Gilreath of Robbinsdale (Minn.) Armstrong made his commitment to the Badgers on Wednesday.
"I decided I'm going to Wisconsin," Gilreath said. "I just haven't told all the coaches yet. I talked to coach Bilema at Wisconsin, but I haven't talked to the coaches at Minnesota or Iowa yet."
What was it that stood out about the Badgers for Gilreath?
"The atmosphere when I went there was a college atmosphere," Gilreath said. "I had the best experience of my life going to Wisconsin. The football team pretty much speaks for itself. The Capital One Bowl and just the program period."
However, when Gilreath made his commitment he says the Badgers coaching staff weren't entirely shocked.
"(Coach Bostad) kind of figured it out after Glenn Mason got fired," Gilreath said. "That kind of made the decision easier. But he was really excited like I was."
Gilreath also feels very comfortable in the Badger offense and how they plan to use him.
"The system just fits me," Gilreath said. "The five step drop is what I like. It just fits me perfectly. They want me as the X receiver, and also returning punts and kicks."
The Badgers are also ready to get Gilreath out there immediately as this kid can flat out make plays.
"They said they didn't want to recruit me and have me sit on the bench," Gilreath said. "They want me to come in and have an opportunity to play."
Wisconsin won't have to worry on Gilreath having a change of heart either.
"I'm solid," Gilreath said. "That's where I want to go. I don't want to go anywhere else."
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