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Top Junior College QB commits to Wisconsin


Madison (WQOW) -- A top junior college quarterback joins the Wisconsin football team, adding just another name into a hotly contested race for the starting job.

Quarterback Tanner McEvoy is transferring to the UW from Arizona Western College. The 6'6", 215-pound quarterback gave his oral commitment to the Badgers on Monday.

McEvoy is considered a dual threat quarterback, who chose the Badgers over Florida, Oregon and West Virginia.

He will join Wisconsin this spring with three years of eligibility remaining, yet another guy to compete for the starting job with Joel Stave, Curt Phillips, Danny O'Brien, Bart Houston and Jon Budmayr. That competition should make Gary Andersen's first spring game a must-see event.

"I think fans will be interested in the style of play we will have, who they're going to see that'll hit the field, who they haven't seen before. And of course the QB battle certainly adds a little more interest to it. But I don't think that's the only thing," says athletics director Barry Alvarez in a press conference on Monday.

Wisconsin's spring game is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th.

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