Wisconsin Football: Badgers Add Three Star Receiver

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 01: Quintez Cephus #87 of the Wisconsin Football Badgers misses a catch against Mykael Wright #2 of the Oregon Ducks during the second quarter in the Rose Bowl game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Rose Bowl on January 01, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Wisconsin football recruiting class added Skyler Bell after he announced his commitment to the Badgers today.

Today and 11:00 AM, three-star receiver Skyler Bell announced his commitment to the Badgers via his Instagram page.


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Juice to Madison… I’m Committed ❤️#OnWisconsin👐🏽 #GoBadgers U DUBBBB🦡

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Bell’s commitment makes him the 16th player in the Wisconsin football 2021 recruiting class and the only receiver. Right now, Bell will be the only receiver the Badgers have committed this recruiting cycle, so landing him was pretty big for the Wisconsin football program.

Bell had a final three of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin. For a long time, the rival Iowa Hawkeyes were trending for Bell. However, on Saturday, things started to turn the Badgers way. Steve Wiltfong, 247 Sports’ Director of Football Recruiting, changed his Crystal Ball prediction for Bell to Wisconsin. He wasn’t alone either. Two Hawkeye Insiders and a Virginia Tech Insider changed their predictions to Wisconsin as well.

Bell will be a nice addition to this already all-time Wisconsin football recruiting class. He will bring some speed and shiftiness to the Badgers receiving corps.

Last year, as a junior, Bell grabbed 36 receptions for 589 yards and eight touchdowns. On top of that, he rushed for a score and returned two kicks for touchdowns. He also played on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting two passes last season. Since his senior football season was canceled, Bell would be a candidate to enroll in Wisconsin early this winter.

With the addition of Skyler Bell, the Badgers have moved up a spot to 17th in the national rankings but stayed in third in the Big Ten behind Ohio St and Michigan.