January 20, 2009
Set to Sign: Jeff Duckworth
Similar to the "Catching up" series, BadgerBlitz.com is set to release our "Set to sign" compilation in the days leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. This series will focus on 10 pressing questions from Badger fans before the 2009 recruiting class inks their commitment to the University of Wisconsin.
Today's installment: Jeff Duckworth, a three-star wide receiver from Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton.
The same 10 questions were presented to each player
Updated Height/Weight: 6-foot, 190 pounds
What are you plans for singing day?
In the morning I'll be signing at school with my teammates from this year. Then after that we have a press conference with every player who is singing in my conference. That should be pretty cool.
What school finished second in your recruitment? Why?
I'd say Indiana. I really like them; they were my first offer. I was really close with their coaching staff but Wisconsin had the tradition I was looking for.
What school, if any, continued to recruit you after your verbal commitment?
None, after I committed things pretty much went dead.
What school did you root for growing up? Why?
Ohio State because I obviously grew up in Ohio. So yeah, Ohio State.
What are some of your favorite television shows?
Sports Center, 24, Prison Break and CSI.
If you could compare yourself to one NFL or NCAA player, who would it be? Why?
As far as NCAA I'd say I compare myself to Brian Robiskie. He's not a flashy receiver but he always gets the job done. And NFL, I'd say Reggie Wayne. He's a guy who runs really good routes and is always open.
Who was your role model growing up? Why?
My dad because I've always looked up to him and followed his lead.
Do you have any hidden/secret talents?
I'm on the bowling team. I think I'm a pretty good bowler, I average about a 195.
If you could be anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
President Obama. Just because of the position that he's put himself in. With a lot of hard work he's become our first black president.
What is your favorite food/meal?
I love fish. I love cod, carp, grouper and trout.
What do you plan on studying at the University of Wisconsin? (Degree)?
I'm undecided. I'm going to go in undecided and work from there.
Who is the best player you faced at the high school level (someone you will always remember competing against)?
DeVeir Posey. He dominated every game against us. He scored four or five touchdowns. I'd say he's the best player I've ever played against.
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