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O’Brien Signs With Wisconsin

Danny O'Briend. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Danny O’Briend. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The University of Wisconsin announced Wednesday that quarterback Danny O’Brien has committed to UW.

O’Brien, who started 17 games at Maryland over the last two seasons, has two years of eligibility remaining.

“We’re excited that Danny has chosen to attend Wisconsin,” Bielema said. “The first thing we did when we were aware of Danny’s interest was to try and find out what type of person he was and if he would fit into our program. From our dealings with him and all the things I have heard from those who have been around him, he is a tremendous person and has great character. He had a fantastic visit and our current players who met him came away impressed. Having graduated from Maryland in just three years, you know right away that he is a smart kid.

“As is the case with any player who joins our program, we have not promised Danny anything other than the chance to come in during the fall and compete for the starting quarterback position. He understands that and is excited for that opportunity.”