Two-time state champion Trent Hillger (Lake Fenton, Mich.) verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin on Thursday evening. The projected 285-pound wrestler is ranked No. 16 overall in the Class of 2017, and finished the 2015-16 as the sixth-ranked wrestler at 285 pounds in the nation. Hillger joins No. 40 Paul Konrath (Connections Academy, Ind.) and No. 69 Devin Bahr (West Salem, Wis.) as commits to the Badgers.
Hillger enters his senior season on a 123 match winning streak, with his last loss being in the consolation final at state his freshman year. In addition, he is a two-way and multi-position star on the football field.