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Madison Memorial's Ferguson preparing for big senior season

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Madison Memorial senior Jake Ferguson admits it's hard not to notice when your name is constantly popping up on national recruiting websites and social media.

"It's hard to block it out, but at the same time, just gotta focus on one day at a time."

Ferguson can at least block out the recruiting process for the time being. The grandson of Barry Alvarez is following in the footsteps of his brother Joe and planning to attend Wisconsin. In the meantime, he wants to enjoy his final year with his high school buddies. 

"There's a lot of hype out there but at the same time, I just want to be humble and get ready and be ready for the season."

Ultimately, Ferguson says he dreams of a state championship. However, his first goal is to make it past the second level of the playoffs. In order for that to happen, the Spartans will need a big year from their do-it-all senior who could line up at tight end, receiver, quarterback, linebacker and punter at various points this season.

"He's always been the most talented guy on the field, but he's backed it up with his play," says Madison Memorial head coach Adam Smith. "He's been focused this season on changing his body, and he's done well with that. He's been that leader and challenging guys and guys have been responding."

Ferguson's bright future will have to wait. He says he has some unfinished business to attend to.

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