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National Signing Day 2017: OT Tyler Beach signs with Wisconsin

The Port Washington native leaned toward Notre Dame before committing to the Badgers.

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Class of 2017 OT Tyler Beach

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
OL 6'6 280 Port Washington (Wis.) Three stars, No. 44 OT

Tyler Beach of Port Washington, Wis., is a high three-star recruit who chose Wisconsin over some other major programs in recruiting. He’s an athletic, high-ceiling recruit for the Badgers who is likely a tackle. Beach told B5Q on Tuesday evening he expects to play left tackle.

Rankings

247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8804, No. 407 in nation; No. 43 OT; No. 3 in WI

247Sports: Three stars; Grade: 88; No. 45 Offensive Tackle in Nation ; #4 Player in Wisconsin

ESPN: Four stars; Grade: 82 ; No. 174 in the ESPN 300; No. 19 OT in nation; No. 13 regionally; No. 1 in WI

Rivals: Three stars; No. 47 OT; No. 3 in WI

Scout: Three stars; No. 65 OT in nation; No. 15 OT in Midwest

Verbally committed on April 3, 2016

Tyler Beach was Wisconsin’s sixth commitment for 2017.

Beach is an athletic prospect who will continue to provide depth along the offensive line for Wisconsin. He will be one of at least four offensive linemen in this class, and while he’s entering a position already chock full of athletic kids, he may have the highest upside of all of them.

Beach held offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Missouri, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Oregon State, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa State, Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo and Bowling Green.

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Bio (courtesy of UWBadgers.com)

High School: Four-star recruit by ESPN … three-star prospect by 247 Sports, Rivals and Scout … first-team all-state by Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association … did not allow a sack in three seasons as starter at offensive tackle … finalist for Joe Thomas Award presented to state’s top senior offensive lineman … North Shore Conference Player of the Year as a senior … first-team All-North Shore Conference as a junior and senior … also played on defense as a senior, finishing with 18 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 forced fumble and 2 blocked kicks … honorable mention all-state as a junior … honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore … invited to U.S. Army All-American Combine following junior season … two-year team captain … also lettered in wrestling, qualifying for sectional meet as a sophomore … high honor roll student … coach was John Bunyan