Wisconsin Football has signed one of the best recruiting classes in program history, and it’s safe to say that the future of the offense is very bright.
Nearing the end of a bitterly disappointing 2018 season for Wisconsin on the field that will conclude with a ho-hum bowl game matchup with Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl, an emotion that Badgers fans have enjoyed very little of recently has returned: optimism.
Thank you, Early Signing Day.
Much has been made of Wisconsin’s 2019 recruiting class, the highest-rated group of prospects that the Badgers have collected in the Paul Chryst era. However, nothing is set in stone until Signing Day. Until today, Badgers fans could never be 100 percent at ease that none of these talented recruits would flip their commitments to other programs (hello, Graham Mertz and Spencer Lytle).
Luckily, as anticipated, it was a drama-free Signing Day for the Badgers. Indeed, all 19 of Wisconsin’s commits had signed their National Letters of Intent by 10:00 AM CT.
Wisconsin’s class of 2019 is deep and talented and boasts several players who already look like future stars. This is especially true on offense, where Wisconsin’s three highest-ranked recruits will be playing their college ball. After a 2018 season in which Paul Chryst’s offense, with the exception of another outstanding season from Jonathan Taylor, looked downright abysmal at times, Badgers fans should feel reassured that the future of the offense is in good hands with this group of recruits. In fact, you could go so far as to say the Badgers could take a step a major step forward as a program offensively once these players settle in at their positions in the next few years.
Let’s take a closer, position by position look at the future of the Wisconsin offense.
NOTE: Walk-on signees were not included in this piece. The following recruits signed with Wisconsin today and will begin their careers as walk-ons:
- LB Jackson Kollath – Sussex, WI (Hamilton)
- WR Cam Phillips – San Francisco, CA (IMG Academy): More coverage of Phillips can be found here.
- LB Tatum Grass – Holmen, WI (Holmen)
- OL Logan O’Brien – Fennimore, WI (Fennimore)
- K Blake Wilcox – Wales, WI (Kettle Moraine): More coverage of Wilcox can be found here.
- LS Peter Bowden – San Diego, CA (Francis Parker)