Torchio continues Wisconsin’s run of success by rambling

MADISON, Wisconsin (Associated Press) – Wisconsin’s history of developing presentations for major contributors caused John Turchio to take a leap of faith and decline an offer of a scholarship from his hometown school he grew up following.

Torchio lived 10 minutes from the California campus and regularly attended Golden Bears home games. His father and grandfather played there. He even remembers former Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers visiting his house several times during his college career in the NFL.

That’s why so many of Torchio’s friends were surprised when he chose his college.

Everyone was like, ‘What the heck?’ What are you doing?’ ‘I bet myself,’ said Torchio.