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National Signing Day 2016: WR Quintez Cephus signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including WR Quintez Cephus from Macon, Georgia. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Badger football's 2016 class.

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2016 WR 6'2 180 lbs.
Stratford Academy (GA) 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 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.


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

ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit Grade: 75; No. 155 WR; No. 436 Regional; No. 91 Georgia

247: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit Grade: 90; No. 56 WR; No. 26 Georgia

Scout: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 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.

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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