Wisconsin Football: Badgers add commit no. 10 in WR Vinny Anthony

Paul Chryst and the Wisconsin football coaches have struck again. They are killing it on the recruiting trail right now. The Badgers celebrated a major recruiting victory yesterday when in-state offensive lineman and their highest-rated target, Joe Brunner committed to the Badgers.

Now, the Badgers have another reason to celebrate.  They have received a commitment from Vinny Anthony, a 3-star receiver out of Lousiville, Kentucky. He is 6-1 and 170 pounds and is the 106th ranked receiver in the 2022 class, and the 792nd overall prospect according to 247Sports’ recruiting rankings.

Anthony is the second receiver for the Wisconsin football team’s 2022 class. He will join Tommy McIntosh as committed receivers. McIntosh could, however, be converted to a tight end somewhere down the line, leaving Anthony as the only receiver in the class, and there really isn’t a ton of talk or rumors of the Badgers targeting another receiver either.

It sounds like the Badgers let him know he was their target and not doing a whole lot outside of him at the receiver position.

With Anthony’s commitment, the Badgers will from 33rd to 30th in the 247Sports team rankings. The Badgers’ moves in the past two weeks have catapulted them almost all the way into the top-25, and I doubt they are going to be cooling off soon.

Recruiting profile

As previously stated, Anthony was a 3-star receiver. He held offers 13 Division 1 scholarship offers from teams like Duke, Air Force, Army, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, and more.

He is fresh off of an official visit with Wisconsin last weekend. Everything that has come out of the reports was very positive for Anthony and the Wisconsin football team. After his visit, 247Sports’ Allen Trieu reported Wisconsin was a “top option” for Anthony (VIP) following his visit.

No kidding. It took Anthony just a couple of days to commit to Wisconsin after his visit. Whatever Wisconsin did, it must have been exactly what Anthony was looking for.

He also took an official visit to Duke.

Roster outlook

The Badgers are scheduled to lose three seniors after this season, but they still have plenty of depth at the position even after they leave. There’s always a chance players transfer out, especially with how loose transfer restrictions are now, but Anthony will likely have to bulk up a bit before we see him on the field.

Look for him to make contributions on special teams before he starts making an impact on the offense in the next couple of years.