|Salisbury School (CT)||No. 34 TE|
Jake Hescock is another small forward-sized tight end for the Badgers, joining the equally large David Edwards and Troy Fumagalli. Hescock is one of the top players in the northeast and is able to use his impressive height to catch the ball away from his body and shield defenders from breaking up passes. He is a plus blocker as well. His frame also leaves room to add 10-15 pounds while working in a college weight program.
Welcome Jake Hescock (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) to the #Badgers football family! #NSD2016 https://t.co/vGcDuMrhy0 pic.twitter.com/MEox6oiFUp— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016
Highlights: New #Badgers TE Jake Hescock #NSD2016 https://t.co/lEojGRGuBf— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016
Rivals: ; No. 39 TE; No. 4 Connecticut
ESPN: ; Grade: 74; No. 30 TE; No. 125 Regional; No. 5 Connecticut
247: 4 ; Grade: 90; No. 15 TE; No. 1 Connecticut
Scout: ; No. 44 TE; No. 8 Regional TE; No. 2 Connecticut TE
Verbally committed June 26, 2015
Hescock committed last June as the Badgers' seventh commit in the month of June alone. The Badgers were able to beat out Florida, Pitt, UConn, Temple, Wake Forest and Old Dominion for Hescock's services. Boston College and Syracuse were also sniffing around Hescock but never offered the massive tight end.
His commitment capped off a great run on the recruiting trail for the Badgers that included signing top in-state lineman Cole Van Lanen.
Senior: 9 receptions, 99 yards
Junior: 11 receptions, 130 yards, 1 touchdown
Sophomore: 3 receptions, 20 yards
Senior: The Edward R. Childs Football Award: given to the player who best exemplifies the Salisbury spirit; All-Erickson League team; All-Erickson League Co-Defensive Player of the Year; All-New England Offensive/Defensive Lineman of the Year; unrelated to football, but Hescock was also school president (LEADERSHIP QUALITIES!)