Wisconsin Football: Trey Wedig is Wisconsin’s next big-time lineman

Kettle Moraine senior Trey Wedig looks to a teammate during a timeout against Waukesha West on August 23, 2019.Rs5a4694
Kettle Moraine senior Trey Wedig looks to a teammate during a timeout against Waukesha West on August 23, 2019.Rs5a4694 /

Get to know the future of Wisconsin football. Offensive lineman Trey Wedig has the potential to be Wisconsin’s next big-time lineman.

Wisconsin football has been an offensive lineman recruiting powerhouse lately. The coaching staff’s ability to develop lineman and send them to the NFL has caught the eyes of a lot of recruits around the country. Another perk is that the state of Wisconsin seems to pump out top prospects every year. The 2020 class is no different. Two of the top offensive linemen in the country signed up to play football in their home state. Trey Wedig and Jack Nelson both decided to stay in Wisconsin and play for their home teams.

We are going to spotlight Trey Wedig in this installment of Badger of Honor’s freshman focus.

High School

Trey Wedig, out of Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin, is the top-rated recruit in the Wisconsin football 2020 recruiting class. Wedig is a 6-8, 320-pound offensive tackle. As a recruit, Wedig was a 4-star prospect, according to 247Sports. He was the top recruit in the state of Wisconsin, the 7th offensive tackle in the country, and the 83rd overall recruit in the country.

Wedig picked Wisconsin over some other big-time programs. Some of those programs include Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and USC.

There are high expectations for Wedig as a football player. He has the potential to be an early-round pick in the NFL draft in the future. Charles Power is a national writer for 247Sports. Here is his scouting report for Wedig.

"Tall and well-proportioned with a big frame. Is already close to filled out in terms of mass, but carries the weight well. Is a strong athlete for the position with good marks in change of direction. Also owns one of, if not the best shot put tosses among linemen in the 2020 cycle. Very strong i the weight room and has outstanding lower body and core strength. Plays with good flexibility and sinks his hips on contact when blocking smaller defensive linemen. Does a great job of keeping his feet moving on contact and works to drive defenders off the ball and finish the blocks with authority. Strong at the point of attack and plays with an active radar in the run game. Good peripheral vision and overall awareness. More advanced as a run blocker at this point and will need to keep honing his pass set technique as he is likely to project primarily as an offensive tackle. Projects as a multi-year Power 5 starter with the potential of developing into an all-conference performer and early round NFL Draft pick."

He also compares him to Taylor Decker of the Detroit Lions, who came out of Ohio State in the 2016 NFL Draft.

College Preview

Wedig certainly is a great prospect for Wisconsin football snag. The only issue with Wisconsin’s offensive line room is that they are absolutely loaded with talent. They got Logan Brown in the 2019 class, Jack Nelson in this same 2020 class, and will have Nolan Rucci and J.P. Benzschawel joining the fold in 2021.

Granted, some of the top linemen the Badgers are bringing in may be a better fit at the interior line. Nevertheless, there will still be a lot of competition for Wedig to get playing time early. Eventually, players like Wedig will play so well that coaches will have no choice but to play them, which is a great problem to have.

Not only does he have a chance to continue the tradition of great offensive linemen coming out of Wisconsin and into the NFL, but he’ll also have an opportunity to be a part of one of the best offensive line units in the country in a couple of years. I think Wedig will be another great product of O-Line U.