|Stratford Academy (GA)||No. 109 WR|
Quintez Cephus is certainly one of the less traditional commitments the Badgers received in this class. A former Furman basketball commit, Cephus' football interest increased significantly during his senior campaign in which he was named a first-team all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Recruited by Wisconsin Badgers receivers coach Ted Gilmore, Cephus provides the athletic profile that the Badgers are looking for at wide receiver.
Welcome Quintez Cephus (Macon, Georgia) to the #Badgers football family! #NSD2016 pic.twitter.com/plOXfKaZk0— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016
Highlights: New #Badgers WR Quintez Cephus #NSD2016 https://t.co/aJ254sLZRE— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2016
Rivals: Grade: 5.5
ESPN: Grade: 75; No. 155 WR; No. 436 Regional; No. 91 Georgia
247: Grade: 90; No. 56 WR; No. 26 Georgia
Scout: No. 81 WR
Verbally committed November 13, 2015
Cephus was one of five Badgers to commit during the regular season, but was the latest to do so. Ultimately deciding on Wisconsin after Georgia Tech balked on offering the prospect immediately following his visit in Atlanta.
Wisconsin was able to poach the Georgia prospect away from in-state schools Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech, both being scheme fits from his high school's option offense. Cephus also had offers from Miami (FL) and Vanderbilt. Georgia also showed interest in the wide receiver, but declined to offer a scholarship.
Senior: 40 receptions, 844 yards, 12 touchdowns.
Junior: 248 yards passing, 4 touchdowns, 83 carries for 420 yards, 8 touchdowns.
2015 Class A first-team all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; 2016 Basketball Recruiting - Class of 2016 Watch List