Wisconsin Football earned a big commitment from an in-state offensive tackle on Saturday
As the cherry on top of a blowout victory against New Mexico yesterday, Wisconsin Football received a pledge from one of the nation’s top tackles in the 2020 recruiting class.
Trey Wedig (Wales, WI) was in the house on Saturday for an unofficial visit and announced his commitment to Wisconsin on Twitter after the game.
The Badgers tend to have great success in landing the in-state prospects they prioritize, but nonetheless, Wedig’s commitment represents a huge win on the recruiting trail for Paul Chryst and his staff.
Per 247Sports, Wedig ranks as a 4-star prospect and the top player in Wisconsin in the 2020 class. He is also currently the No. 10 offensive tackle and the No. 95 player overall in the nation.
The Badgers beat out some of the nation’s most storied programs for Wedig’s pledge. His current offer list current includes Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and USC, and would he have kept his recruitment open, the top 100 prospect would have surely seen several other schools get involved.
Wisconsin’s 2020 class is off to an incredible start with the two players who have committed early on in the recruiting cycle. In addition to Wedig, the Badgers also hold a commitment from another outstanding in-state lineman in 4-star tackle Jack Nelson out of Stoughton. Nelson currently ranks as the No. 25 offensive tackle and the No. 197 overall player nationally.
Year in and year out, Wisconsin’s offensive line is one of the best in all of college football, and former Badger linemen litter NFL rosters. It certainly doesn’t appear as though these trends are going to change anytime soon. Though the Badgers will lose All-Americans Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel, and most likely David Edwards to the NFL after this season, there are a number of talented players on the roster waiting in the wings, and more on the way in the 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes.
In addition to Nelson and Wedig in 2020, the Badgers have two excellent lineman committed in 2019 in tackles Joe Tippmann and Logan Brown, the latter being one of the most highly-touted recruits in program history. Wisconsin also remains one of the top contenders to land the services of mammoth tackle Bryce Benhart out of Minnesota.
With Wedig’s commitment, Wisconsin’s two-man 2020 class now ranks No. 16 in the country and No. 3 in the Big Ten.