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National Signing Day 2017: OL Logan Bruss signs with Wisconsin

The Appleton native joins fellow Kimberly standout Danny Vanden Boom as a new Badger.

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Class of 2017 G Logan Bruss

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
OG 6-5 270 Kimberly (Wis.) Three stars, No. 28 OG

Logan Bruss knows a thing or two about “winning football” and winning football games—as a senior. Last year, Bruss allowed zero sacks as he and future Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Danny Vanden Boom led the Kimberly Papermakers to their fourth straight state championship while taking part in a historic winning streak.

Bruss anchored an offensive line that averaged 46 points per game and 467 yards per game during his senior season.

It appears Bruss will start his career in Madison as a guard. Given that Wisconsin returns nearly all of its starting offensive linemen from last year, he will likely see his first year on campus as a redshirt, allowing him to fill out the impressive frame he possesses.

A three-year starter at Kimberly, Bruss will look to make an impact in Madison as he joins a strong group of incoming offensive linemen.

Rankings

247Sports (composite): Three stars; No. 541 player in nation; No. 28 OG; No. 4 player in WI

247Sports: Three stars; Grade: 87; No. 36 Guard in Nation; No. 4 in WI

ESPN: Three stars, Grade: 79 ; No. 39 Guard in Nation; No. 56 in Region; No. 5 in WI

Rivals: Three-stars, No. 21 G in nation, No. 4 in WI

Scout: Three-stars; No. 34 G in nation; No. 9 G in Midwest; No 2 Guard in WI

Verbally committed on February 22, 2016

Logan Bruss was Wisconsin's fourth commitment for 2017.

B5Q’s Andrew Rosin wrote in his article about Bruss committing:

He has feet that never stop moving until the whistle blows and the strength to put defenders on skates even though his frame is not day-one-ready for Big Ten play at 6'4, 260 pounds. There is still some rawness to his game, but you can see why offensive line coaches would be more than happy to offer.

Bruss held offers from eight schools, including Michigan and Nebraska, but ultimately chose Madison. He told B5Q, “the emphasis on the run game definitely made UW an attractive place to play for me.”

This is a lineman who finishes his blocks dominating opponents with power and drive, but he’s also athletic enough to pull and get to the next level. For Bruss to have an impact in the Big Ten, he will certainly have go add a few pounds to fill out his frame.

Bio (courtesy of UWBadgers.com)

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … unanimous first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press as a senior … also first-team all-state by AP as a junior … two-time all-state selection by Wisconsin Football Coaches Association … finalist for Joe Thomas Award presented to state’s top senior offensive lineman … named Offensive Lineman of the Year in Fox Valley Association North Division as a junior and senior … first-team All-FVA North as a junior and senior … second-team all-conference as a sophomore … three-year letterwinner in track, earning all-conference honors in the discus … also played basketball … Academic All-State selection … honor roll student … coach was Steve Jones