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updated: 3/22/2017 10:03 PM

Lake Zurich's Sanborn commits to Wisconsin

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  • Jack Sanborn

    Jack Sanborn

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Lake Zurich junior all-state linebacker Jack Sanborn announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin.

Sanborn tweeted the following:

"First off, I want to thank God for shaping me into the man and player I am today and giving me all of these tremendous opportunities. I am so thankful for everything that has happened to me and I want to say thank you to my whole family, especially my mom, Coach Proffitt, each and every one of my coaches who have helped me get to where I am, my teammates, and the great town of LZ as the constant support I have from everyone means so much to my family and I. Lastly, I want to thank every school that has given me an opportunity to play for them, but after discussing it with my family and coaches I have decided to commit to the University of Wisconsin. #onwisconsin"

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Sanborn is listed as a four-star recruit by, which ranks him as the nation's No. 7 inside linebacker (152nd overall) and No. 2 prospect at the position in the state. He had offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Cornell, Yale, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Duke, Indiana, Iowa State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Toledo, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois and Syracuse.

Last season, Sanborn registered 77 tackles, including 14 for loss, for the Bears and coach David Proffitt. He was named to the Class 7A all-state team.

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