The Wisconsin Football program likely won’t see any drama during the early signing period.
Nothing is set in stone until those national letters of intent are faxed through with signatures of the recruits. But the way Wisconsin football works suggests there won’t be any crazy turn of events come tomorrow afternoon when those recruits are allowed to start signing.
Wisconsin currently has 19 commits in the class of 2019 and all are expected to sign national letters of intent and become Wisconsin Badgers. None have shown any interest in decommitting or any signs of flipping at the last moment despite some very significant offers coming in.
The two big faces of the class, Logan Brown and Graham Mertz, have been committed to Wisconsin for a long time, and both have been committed to publicly declaring so. Mertz said yesterday that he can’t wait to put ‘pen to paper and become a Badger’ all but solidifying his commitment and showing the world that the Badgers have closed the deal.
Other big names like Spencer Lytle and Rodas Johnson are recent enough commits that a flip isn’t expected.
Likewise, Wisconsin isn’t expected to flip any more recruits by tomorrow. Titus Toler is the most recent commit who flipped from Colorado to Wisconsin to join his high school teammate Lytle in Madison. Any other action like that is not likely to occur at the last minute. It’s just not how Wisconsin rolls.
So while there are a ton of uncommitted players out there, Wisconsin isn’t in the mix for them. Not yet, anyway. The class Paul Chryst has put together so far is solid, complete, and full of players that can continue to help push the program to new heights.
Maybe there will come a time when the Badgers start flipping big-time recruits at the last minute or they earn commitments via the famous ‘hat ceremonies’ while the nation is watching, but that isn’t this year. Expect a nice, quiet day and 19 new Wisconsin Badgers to join the family.