Jackson Acker-commits to UW

Verona's Jackson Acker runs through traffic in the second quarter, as Sun Prairie takes on Verona in Big Eight Conference high school football at Verona High School on Friday, 9/14/18, in Verona, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin football team added a second member to its 2021 recruiting class Sunday evening.

Verona High running back Jackson Acker confirmed through an email that he committed to the Badgers hours after receiving an offer from UW. Rivals and 247sports first reported the news.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound tailback entering his junior year attended the Badgers' camp in Madison earlier Sunday, and he didn't wait long afterward to call special teams coach Chris Haering and pledge his future to the program.

Acker, who held no reported scholarship offers before Sunday, earned all-area honorable mention honors from the Wisconsin State Journal as a sophomore last season.

He joins Grafton offensive lineman JP Benzschawel in the Badgers' 2021 recruiting class.