Madison Memorial High School quarterback and safety Joe Ferguson announced on Friday he has decided to play football at the University of Wisconsin.
Ferguson, whose grandfather is UW athletic director Barry Alvarez, revealed his intentions on his Twitter account.
“Been thinkin bout this day since 1st grade ... Excited to announce I will be playing football at the University of Wisconsin next year!” Ferguson posted on Twitter.
Attempts to reach Ferguson for comment were not successful.
He is expected to be a walk-on and there’s a good chance he could wind up at a position other than quarterback. He is a good athlete who reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He’s also smart, having scored a 31 on the ACT.
Ferguson, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, made the All-Big Eight Conference first team at quarterback as a senior. He was limited to four games as a junior due to a broken leg.
But he made a name for himself at a couple prestigious offseason quarterback camps, attending the Manning Passing Academy in the summer of 2011 and working with former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Chris Weinke at the IMG Academy football program in Bradenton, Fla., last summer.