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'It's been my dream': Neenah football star Grant Dean commits to Wisconsin

The three-star recruit, a unanimous first-team All-FVA selection last season, announced his commitment on social media Wednesday afternoon.
Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-17 17:41:31-04

NEENAH, Wis. (NBC 26) — Neenah football star Grant Dean, a unanimous first-team All-Fox Valley Association on both offense and defense last season, has committed to play college football at Wisconsin.

Dean, a three-star recruit and 11th ranked class of 2025 football player in the state, announced his commitment Wednesday on social media.

Last season as a junior Dean rushed for 1,774 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also racked up 36 tackles and two interceptions defensively, helping lead Neenah to Level 3 of the WIAA playoffs.

Dean said he will start as a safety with the Badgers.

A three-sport athlete, Dean was a starter on Neenah's state-qualifying basketball team this past winter. He also anchored Neenah's state championship-winning 4x400 track and field relay team as a sophomore last season.

Dean said he is hoping to run track at Wisconsin in addition to football. He said he is also exploring the possibility of graduating from Neenah early and enrolling at UW beginning in January of 2025.