Badgers have 19 commits in, waiting on one more prep football playerWisconsin Sports
-- It’s national signing day in college football – and at mid-morning, the Wisconsin Badgers had received 19 letters of intent so far.
MADISON - It’s national signing day in college football – and at mid-morning, the Wisconsin Badgers had received 19 letters of intent so far.
The most notable one so far is Pewaukee tight end T.J. Watt, the brother of NFL Defensive Player-of-the-Year J.J. Watt and current Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt. T.J. Watt was ranked as the state’s ninth-best recruit by Rivals-Dot-Com, and the 11th-best by ESPN. He had a hand in 16 touchdowns for Pewaukee in his senior year.
Of the 17 official recruits, eight are on offense and seven on defense. Five are from Wisconsin. The early signers also included New Jersey quarter Tanner McEvoy, who committed to the Badgers earlier this week.
Two players who are not listed on the official signing list but have signed LOIs today because they will be greyshirted next fall and those are Sam Raridon from Iowa and Austin Ramesh from Eagle River who played at Northern Pines High School.
UW may get one more commit today. Marcus Ball, from Westerville, Ohio verbally committed to Wisconsin a year ago but several schools are still in the running for his LOI. He will be making announcement at his high school this afternoon as to where he will be attending school next fall.
Several walk-ons will be announced with this class as well today.