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Officially a Badger

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Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter three-star athlete Chris Borland is on a roll this spring and summer.
The 6-foot, 213-pounder recently won MVP honors at the NIKE Training Camp for his performance at linebacker. And he's now on his way back home from Wisconsin's summer camp where he wowed the coaches with his versatility.
And it was that versatility that earned him a scholarship offer from Badger head coach Bret Bielema this afternoon.
It's an offer that he plans on accepting as soon as he has a chance to talk to his family a little more.
"Things went great up there at Wisconsin," Borland said. "I got an offer that I'm going to accept 99.99 percent sure. I just need to talk it over with my parents more, but you can go ahead and say I'm going to be a Badger.
"I'm going to head back and stay the night in Chicago. Then tomorrow I'll be back in Dayton and will talk it over. That's when I guess I'll officially commit."
Borland said he really felt good about everything at Wisconsin, especially how they worked him out at multiple positions at camp.
"They liked how I was able to play a few different positions," Borland said. "They worked me out all over the place. I also really liked the coaches. I talked a lot with Randall McCray. He's a really neat guy."
Borland is familiar with what it's like to be in Madison.
"My dad is from Madison and my grandfather went there," Borland said earlier. "I still have some family in Wisconsin and I just love every time we visit. But one of the big things (about Wisconsin) is the student section; it just seems like an unbelievable place to play."
Editor's Note: Just a few hours after saying he was 99.99 percent sure he was heading to Wisconsin, Borland talked to his father and decided it was time to make the call.
"I called coach Bielema and told him I was committing," Borland said. "He was happy for me. I told him Wisconsin was my dream school, and I can't wait to get up there to play for him."
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