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2018 Early Signing Period: ATH Aron Cruickshank signs with Wisconsin

The fast prep standout, who will enroll early, could bring trouble to Big Ten opponents.

Class of 2018 ATH Aron Cruickshank

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
ATH 5'11 158 Brooklyn, N.Y. (Erasmus Hall) Three stars; No. 33 ATH

A four-star recruit by ESPN, Aron Cruickshank showed his dynamic skill set out of the backfield and in the passing game during his prep career. Appearing to play both quarterback and wide receiver, the New York native escaped defenders and found the end zone often on the high school fields.

Now taking his talents to Madison as an early enrollee, Cruickshank—labeled as an athlete by a couple of recruiting services and by the Wisconsin Badgers —could become a dangerous offensive and special teams weapon.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8784; No. 491 player. No. 33 ATH; No. 5 player overall in N.Y.

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 87; No. 601 player; No. 51 ATH; No. 6 in N.Y.

ESPN: Four stars; Grade: 80; No. 33 Position (ATH); No. 43 Regional; No. 3 N.Y.

Rivals: Three stars; Rating 5.7; No. N/A National; No. 5 N.Y.; No. 74 Position (WR)

Verbally committed on June 27, 2017

Cruickshank was the 16th commit for Wisconsin’s class of 2018 when he verbally pledged back in the summer. What really stands out when watching his game film is his breakaway speed and elusiveness, which was seen in his junior Hudl highlights, and definitely in his senior film seen below.

Honestly, how Cruickshank is used in Wisconsin’s offense the next few years under the guise of head coach Paul Chryst and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph should be extremely intriguing.

According to Rivals, Cruickshank held offers from Wisconsin, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Syracuse, among others.

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Bio (courtesy of

High School: Four-star recruit by ESPN … three-star recruit by 247 Sports and Rivals … helped lead team to the New York City PSAL championship game in back-to-back seasons, winning the title as a junior … named all-city as a junior … finished with 24 touchdowns and 1,009 rushing yards as a junior … also competed in track and field … four-year academic honor roll student … coach was Danny Landberg

Personal: Parents are Bernadette O’Connor and Mervyn Moore … mother competed in track and field at Grambling State … sister Loraine Cruickshank competed in track and field at Grambling State