Stephan Bracey – Grand Rapids, MI (East Kentwood)
One of four recruits that Wisconsin has flipped from commitments to other programs this cycle (so far), 3-star receiver Stephan Bracey is one of the members of this class that may be flying slightly under the radar due to the star power in this group but is going to fill a crucial niche for the Badgers in the future.
Wisconsin began heavily pursuing Bracey, a high school teammate of 5-star offensive tackle commit Logan Brown, in October. The Badgers offered him shortly after his October 9th commitment to Western Michigan, in a move that, looking back, seems likely to have been made as a result of former receiver commit Marcus Graham wavering in his pledge to the Badgers. Indeed, Graham ultimately flipped his commitment to Stanford on November 2.
Four days later, Bracey flipped to Wisconsin. He had other offers from Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, and Western Illinois, but probably had more Power 5 opportunities coming his way if his recruitment was kept open.
Thanks to a fairly deep wide receiver corps, it could take Bracey a year or two in the program before playing a major role in the offense. That being said, you have to believe Chryst will do his best to get him on the field as soon as possible to take advantage of his unique skill set.
You cannot teach speed, and the 5’9 Bracey has that in abundance, along with jaw-dropping elusiveness in the open field. This kid is a threat to take it to the house any time he touches the ball, and if you are skeptical, then allow me to refer you to his senior film.
I already have visions of Bracey making electrifying plays in the return game, jet-sweeps, and screen passes. He is destined to become one of Chryst’s favorite toys on offense before his career is over.