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National Signing Day 2016: DL Luke Benzschawel signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including defensive lineman Luke Benzschawel from Grafton, Wis. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Wisconsin football's 2016 class.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Class Position Height Weight
2016 DE
6'7
250 lbs.
School Composite Ranking
Grafton (Wis.)
3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit No. 114 WDE

His brother, Beau, moved up the depth chart in 2015 and started at both right guard and right tackle for the Wisconsin Badgers. Now, Luke Benzschawel will get his opportunity to join his brother in the Wisconsin football family, but apparently on the defensive side of the ball.

Benzschawel projects to be a defensive lineman for Justin Wilcox's defense. As seen in the Hudl video below, the 6'7 lineman shows off some agile athleticism and can move off the ball (his Hudl profile quotes his 40-yard time as 4.90).

Rankings

Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit Grade: 5.5

ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 71; No. 113 CB; No. 200 Regional; No. 12 Wisconsin

247:: 3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 78; No. 122 WDE; No. 12 Wisconsin

Scout: 3-star recruit3-star recruit

Verbally committed April 10, 2015


Benzschawel verbally committed in early April last year to Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst. The recruiting services did not list other programs who offered him.

Video highlights