Wisconsin football recruiting: TE Kyle Penniston becomes Badgers' 2nd commit for 2015 [UPDATED]

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The four-star tight end comes with a very impressive pedigree. UPDATE: He'll enroll early, too.

UPDATE, March 17: According to Badger 247, Penniston will enroll early at Wisconsin.

"It was made official last week or two weeks ago," Penniston told Ryan Bartow. "I'll be graduating in December. Coach Genyk said I'll be in by January 20th."

Penniston reportedly plans to make another unofficial visit before an official in the fall. He won't be at the Badgers' camp, though.

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After National Signing Day, the recruiting front has been quiet. There's been a few offers, a few noteworthy rumors. But with the basketball team shaking off the January doldrums, football news has been very quiet. But there's good news for the future, and this will bring excitement.

Monday night, the Badgers received a commitment from Santa Ana, Calif., (Mater Dei) tight end Kyle Penniston. Penniston, a four-star talent, builds a solid foundation to this recruiting class along with quarterback Austin Kafentzis. With the Badgers not securing a commitment from a tight end this past season and the graduation of likely starter Sam Arneson in 2015, there is a definite chance that an athlete like Penniston could walk on campus and be a starter from day one.

This will likely not change the recruitment efforts toward UW's other tight end offers, though, it's entirely possible there's more than one player that's going to show an interest for one spot.

Penniston received offers from Florida State, Miami and Washington State, and had received other interest from Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA and USC. Tight ends coach Jeff Genyk is credited with the commitment.

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