Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wisconsin Hockey Gets Commitment From 14-year-old

I found this on JSOnline's NewsWatch and since I know we have some college hockey fans out there I thought I'd bring it to your attention.
Madison - The University of Wisconsin-Madison has lined up a star hockey player.

But it will be a few years before he enrolls.

Fourteen-year-old defenseman Jordan Schmaltz gave Wisconsin coaches a nonbinding verbal commitment last week. He had been offered a full scholarship four years before he can use it.

Schmaltz's father, Mike, calls the offer surreal: His son hasn't even had his first class at Verona Area High School yet.

Schmaltz says he accepted Wisconsin's offer because he likes the campus and coaching staff.

NCAA rules don't allow college hockey coaches to contact recruits until the end of their sophomore year in high school. But there's nothing to keep an athlete from approaching them.
The Cap Times has an article with a little more info about the 14-year old Schmaltz.

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