NSD: Wisconsin continues strong in-state tradition at OL


NSD 2014 continues to be a good one for the Badgers.

Their the least sexy of all the positions when it comes to National Signing Day.

But Wisconsin continued it’s committment to in-state talent at the offensive line position this year as it’s landed three Big Ten caliber linemen from the Cheeseland ranks, thus far.

Starting with 6-5, 290 pound George Panos. He’s listed as a Four-star recruit by Scout, and a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals and 247 Sports.

The All-State representative from Hartland was selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl after being a four-year starter on offensive line. He was selected first-team all-state selection by not just the Associated Press, but the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association as both a junior and senior.

Along with Panos, in-State committments have also already come from Jacob Maxwell (6-6, 290) and Jaden Gault (6-6, 310).

Maxwell is listed as a Three-star recruit by both ESPN.com and Scout. He started on offense and defense for Greenfield this past season and was honored with First-Team all-state as voted on by both the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. as a senior. A unanimous first-team All-Woodland Conference offensive lineman, he was also named Woodland Conference Lineman of the Year and was the runner-up for Joe Thomas Award – given to state’s top offensive lineman.

Has been seen by some as a two-way threat. He also played nose guard as a senior, recording 50 tackles, five TFLs and four sacks.

Gault might be the most intimidating offensive lineman coming to Wisconsin’s freshman class.

After not allowing a sack in three season as offensive lineman at Cottage Grove, he was listed as a Four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. He comes along as the No. 4 ranked tackle in nation by 247 Sports, the No. 9 by Scout and the No. 10 by ESPN.com.

He was also selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl this past year and named first-team All-American by MaxPreps.

Coach Gary Andersen says the upside for Gault is endless.

Topics: Gary Andersen, George Panos, Jacob Maxwell, Jaden Gault, NSD, Wisconsin Badgers Football

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