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2018 Early Signing Period: WR A.J. Abbott signs with Wisconsin

Another Michigan wide receiver heads to Madison.

Wisconsin Athletics

Class of 2018 WR A.J. Abbott

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
WR 6'2 187 Northville, MI (West Bloomfield High School) Three-star, No. 129 WR

The future of Wisconsin’s receiving threats continues to brighten with the addition of A.J. Abbott. Abbott’s sub-4.5 speed and tall frame, combined with his big-play ability, could make him a special player in this 2018 recruiting class.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8582; No. 816 player. No. 129 WR; No. 23 MI

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 86; No. 671 player; No. 108 WR; No. 16 MI

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 79; No. 101 WR; No. 40 Regional; No. 10 MI

Rivals: Three stars

Verbally committed on June 23, 2017

Abbott announced his commitment on June 23rd via twitter. He is one of five Michigan prep standouts to sign early for the Badgers in the 2018 recruiting class.

According to 247 Sports, Abbott held offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, and nine other schools.

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Bio (courtesy of

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … led West Bloomfield to Michigan Division 1 state championship game as a senior … logged 1,200 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, helping team collect conference and regional titles … played at Northville as a sophomore and junior, earning all-area and All-Kensington Conference both seasons … scored 24 touchdowns and logged 2,928 total yards across high school career … recorded 986 receiving yards and scored 9 touchdowns as a sophomore, helping Northville to conference title … racked up 742 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior … also competed in track and field, twice qualifying for state meet in the long jump … also medaled in indoor long jump … coach was Ronald Bellamy

Personal: Parents are Krystal and Anthony Abbott … father competed in track and field at Eastern Michigan … sister Symone Abbott plays volleyball for Northwestern … sister Chloe Abbott competes on Purdue’s track and field team