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Wisconsin football recruiting: 2019 QB Graham Mertz commits to Badgers

That’s No. 2 for the class of 2019, and at a key position.

The No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers ended their weekend with even more good news, securing a class of 2019 recruit on Sunday evening.

Quarterback Graham Mertz verbally committed to to the Badgers, announcing via Twitter. 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout all list Mertz at 6’4, 205 pounds and as a pro-style quarterback.

Mertz, currently an Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley North High School) product, is currently unranked by the four major recruiting services but has received offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Kansas.

Based on a couple of reports, it appears the quarterback had family ties to Minnesota as a legacy.’s Jon McNamara reported on Sunday evening that he heard the signal caller will enroll early at Wisconsin.

Mertz announced that Wisconsin offered on Sept. 19 and he visited during the weekend of UW’s 33–24 win over Northwestern, though Minnesota offered on Oct. 4. According to his Twitter timeline, he also visited Notre Dame, Nebraska, Kansas, and Minnesota this summer.

Mertz is the second verbal commitment for the Badgers’ class of 2019, joining Grantsburg, Wis., product Leo Chenal.