Donnell Vercher: 2013 Wisconsin Football Recruiting Class

Fresno City College

Wisconsin received a verbal commitment from Fresno safety Donnell Vercher earlier this week, its second timely JUCO commit in the last two days. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Badger football's 2013 class.

Class
Position
Height
Weight
2013
S
6-2
200 lbs
School
Composite Ranking
Fresno (CA) Clovis HS / Fresno City CC
# stars (#183 JUCO - #15 S)

Go to Wisconsin Football Recruiting Hub >>

Scrambling to rebuild its defensive secondary after graduation and the old coaching staff decimated it, Wisconsin got immediate help when it landed junior college safety Donnell Vercher the week of National Signing Day out of Fresno, California. With two years of eligibility left, the hard-hitting Vercher will be expected to step in next to Dezmen Southward at safety next season. Vercher has improved his ball skills significantly since his high school days, and intercepted four passes in a single game last year.

Fresno City College Head Coach Tony Caviglia broke news of the commitment to Badger247.com on Tuesday afternoon:

"He had a great visit," Caviglia explained. "The team was all business. Coach Gary Andersen is a serious football coach. He really liked the environment."

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (NR)
Scout: (NR)
ESPN: 76 (NR)
24/7: 85 (#10 JUCO S- #118 JUCO overall - #36 JUCO in CA)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed February 5, 2013

After going the community college route out of high school, Vercher made a commitment to the home school, Fresno State, on December 28. But shortly thereafter, bigger schools started to catch Vercher's eyes. He decommitted on January 28.

Along with City College teammate Duron Singleton (whom Wisconsin was also interested in), Vercher quickly zeroed in on Syracuse, with some talk of the two joining forces. With Fresno State still in the picture in name only, Vercher's previous relationship with Dave Aranda played a big role for UW even though they came into the picture so late. This past weekend's visit sealed the deal for the Badgers, whom he will help shore up the run defense from the secondary.

Multimedia Video Highlights

View JUCO highlights at HUDL.com

Statistics Statistics

Sophomore: 34 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 8 INTs (2 returned for TDs)
Freshman: 41 tackles, 0.5 TFLs, 3 INTs, 4 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery
HS Senior: 52 carries, 258 rushing yards

Honors Honors

2010 Tri-River Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year

---

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker