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National Signing Day 2016: CB Dontye Carriere-Williams signs with Wisconsin

A flip from Cincinnati out of Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, the speedy Dontye Carriere-Williams bolsters a Wisconsin cornerback group that lost three to graduation after 2015.

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Originally committed to Cincinnati in May 2015, Dontye Carriere-Williams was offered by Wisconsin on Dec. 5, by which time it was clear the Badgers' staff had the talented corner on its radar.

At the time of the offer, most projected a commitment to UW was imminent. He officially visited Madison the weekend of Dec. 11, de-committed from Cincinnati on Dec. 16 and committed to the Badgers on Dec. 20.

Recruited primarily by defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield and secondarily by defensive backs coach Daronte Jones, both of whom remain on the Badgers' staff, Carriere-Willaims told Rivals, "The coaches were really genuine... I felt at home with the coaches. My comfort level was real high with the coaches as well as the players."

From Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas (James White, Dezmen Southward, et al.), Carriere-Williams helps re-stock a position group that loses starter Darius Hillary and reserves T.J. Reynard and Terrance Floyd to graduation.

Prior to committing to Cincinnati, Carriere-Williams held offers from, among other Group of Five programs, South Florida, Southern Miss and Georgia SouthernMaryland offered eight days after Wisconsin did and Rutgers offered on Jan. 21.

Verbally committed December 20, 2015


247Sports: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 86; No. 70 CB; No. 104 Florida

ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 71; No. 106 CB; No. 619 Regional; No. 203 Florida

Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit Grade: 5.6; No. 60 CB; NR overall; NR Florida

Scout: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; No. 150 CB; No. 26 Florida CB



Senior: Roster, Nike 2015: The Opening, Miami Regional, Reported 4.45 40-yard dash.