March 21, 2007

Will Konz join Westphal in Madison?

Peter Konz and Tyler Westphal are familiar with one another. That's because during their fifth and sixth grade years the two boys - one from Neenah,Wis., the other from Menasha, Wis. - were teammates in the local YMCA football league.

Fast forward to now and the Division 1 prospects are headed into their senior football seasons, where the rivalry between the two towns' schools will ignite again this fall, placing Konz on one side, Westphal on the other.

Despite the rivalry, the Wisconsin Badgers would like to see Konz and Westphal become teammates again, and about a year and a half from now as part of the Class of 2008.

Westphal, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive end, has already pledged the Badgers, giving his verbal commitment to the staff during spring practice this past Saturday. Konz, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle, also happened to be in Madison when Westphal told the Badgers of his decision.

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