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National Signing Day 2016: S Seth Currens signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including S Seth Currens from Pickerington, OH. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Badger football's 2016 class.

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Class Position Height Weight
2016 S 6'2 195 lbs.
School Composite Ranking
Pickerington Central (Ohio) 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit No. 81 S

Seth Currens is a rangy, physical safety that fills a need for the Badgers with the graduations of starting safeties Tanner McEvoy and Michael Caputo. Ohio is one of the top states in the country for high school football and the Badgers may have unearthed a talent that Ohio State looked over, a la Chris Borland. Currens played both quarterback and wide receiver for Pickerington Central so he presumably has a good knowledge of the game and better hands than your average defensive back. Looking at the Badgers depth chart at safety for next year and you'll note a lack of playmakers, leaving room for Currens to potentially grab some snaps early in his career.

Rankings

Rivals3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit

ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 73; No. 92 S; No. 141 Regional; No. 52 Ohio

247: 3 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 82; No. 108 S; No. 68 Ohio

Scout3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; No. 59 Ohio; no national or positional rank

Verbally committed May 30, 2015

Currens committed last May as the Badgers' fifth commit for 2016. Wisconsin was Currens' highest-profile offer, in addition to Illinois, Bowling Green and a whole host of other MAC teams.

It had been over a month since the Badgers received a commitment when Currens announced that he would be attending Wisconsin, and his commitment quelled some fears that the Badgers were falling behind on the recruiting trail.

Video highlights

Statistics

The only statistics on the whole dang internet for Currens are from this site, and it notes that he had two fumble recoveries and seven interceptions. This piece from Madison.com notes that Currens had over 50 tackles during his junior season.

Awards

Senior: First-team All-Conference, First-team All-District, First-team AP All-State

Junior: Second-team AP Central All-District Team, Second-team All-Conference

Team was conference champion every year he was on team.