Most recruiting experts expected the quarterback in this year’s Notre Dame recruiting class to be Jon Budmayr. Well, on Tuesday, the Illinois native committed to Wisconsin according to Scout.com becoming the second Irish hopeful in the last week to commit elsewhere. Offensive tackle Eric Shrive committed to Penn State at the end of last week.
Badger Nation reports:
Marian Central prep quarterback Jon Budmayr, widely considered one of the best quarterbacks in Illinois and the 55th best quarterback in the nation according to Scout Media, gave his verbal commitment to Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon to play for Wisconsin starting in fall 2009.
Budmayr picked Wisconsin over offers from Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern and Notre Dame.
“Jon’s real excited for this opportunity, as are we,” his father, Rick, said over the phone. “Jon wanted to commit before his senior year and the Badgers were there from day one.”
Tough loss for us since Budmayr seemed like a great fit for the current quarterback situation at Notre Dame. He will need some time to develop at the college level and would have had that luxury at Notre Dame. Nice pickup for the Badgers and tough loss for the Irish.