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Wisconsin football recruiting: DT Bryson Williams commits to Badgers

Another defensive lineman for the class of 2018.

The good news for the Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2018 continues into July.

Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southeast) defensive tackle Bryson Williams publicly committed to Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon. He announced his decision via Twitter.

Williams is rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports (both composite and standalone) and Rivals, with 247Sports Composite and Rivals ranking him as the third-best 2018 prospect out of Nebraska.

On June 16, Williams revealed his top five as Duke, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, and Virginia Tech. Four days later, however, he announced Wisconsin had offered him a scholarship.

According to Scout, Williams also held offers from Air Force, Harvard, Navy, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and Central Florida, among others.

On April 2, Williams performed well at the Opening Regionals in Chicago. Registering at 6’1.5, 290 pounds, he recorded a score of 91.47 after running a 5.04-second 40-yard dash, 4.77-second shuttle, and 29.3” vertical jump.

His Hudl profile boasts an impressive look at what he could bring to the table for Wisconsin’s base 3-4 scheme: a 40-yard dash of 4.85 seconds, a 4.41-second shuttle run, plus the ability to bench 355 pounds and squat 525 pounds.

Williams’s on-the-field film is highly intriguing. Though it appears his high school primarily plays a 4-3 scheme, he shows the ability to shed blockers quickly in the run game while having the speed and moves to get past opposing offense linemen to pressure the quarterback. His hustle plays from the line of scrimmage to the edge also stand out, along with his ability to tip passes.

It has been a busy summer for Wisconsin football recruiting, as Williams is now the 17th known commitment for the Badgers’ class of 2018. He joins the likes of Boyd Dietzen, Isaiah Mullens, and possibly Cormac Sampson as future defensive linemen in this recruiting cycle under the tutelage of position coach Inoke Breckterfield.