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National Signing Day 2016: S Eric Burrell signs with Wisconsin

Eric Burrell comes to Wisconsin as a highly touted defensive back from Maryland.

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Eric Burrell from Owings Mills (McDonogh School), Md., gives the Wisconsin Badgers some much-needed help at the safety position following the graduation of 2015 starters Tanner McEvoy and Michael Caputo. Burrell figures to be one of a number of players battling for playing time at safety. His size makes him a more likely fit to play free safety and the Maryland product is a player to look out for in the coming years.

Burrell (5'11, 170 pounds) committed in the fall after an Oct. 3 visit for the Iowa game. The loss to the Hawkeyes seemed to have little effect on Burrell, as he chose the Badgers over an impressive list of suitors. Burrell took a visit to Nebraska, while Arizona, Boston College, Syracuse, Iowa, Maryland and Virginia Tech all showed interest at one point or another.

Verbally committed: Oct. 12, 2015


247Sports: 3 stars; Grade: 88; No. 356 National; No. 21 Safety; No. 12 Maryland

ESPN: 4 stars; Grade: 80; No. 26 Safety; No. 44 Regional; No. 11 Maryland

Rivals: 3 stars; No. 37 safety; No. 17 Maryland

Scout: 3 stars; No. 36 Safety