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Wisconsin football recruiting: WR/ATH Isaac Guerendo commits to Badgers

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Wisconsin’s busy streak on the recruiting trail continues.

The need for speed is apparently a focus for the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff with the class of 2018.

Avon, Ind., wide receiver/athlete Isaac Guerendo publicly committed to Wisconsin on July 6. He announced his decision via Twitter.

Listed at 6’1 and between 185-190 pounds by various recruiting services, Guerendo is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports (composite and its standalone) and Scout, and a two-star recruit by Rivals. The recruiting services note him as a wide receiver, though both BadgerBlitz.com and BadgerNation.com called him an athlete.

Guerendo also participates in track and reportedly ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash during a Notre Dame camp. He was offered by Wisconsin on June 19—his first Power Five scholarship opportunity—and also holds offers from Air Force, Army, Ball State, and Eastern Michigan, according to Scout.

The speed of the Indiana native is evident when looking at his Hudl film. Whether on special teams or in the return game, accelerating quickly past defenders or creating separation from his defensive backs on deep passes, Guerendo’s skill set should help Wisconsin’s offense under head coach Paul Chryst. And yes, there’s also a jet sweep in those highlights that could foreshadow a role in the scheme for the speedster.

Guerendo is the 18th publicly-known verbal commit for UW’s class of 2018 and the first from Indiana, though BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara reported the commitment came on Saturday.

Listed as a wide receiver by the recruiting services, he would be the fourth in this class, joining Michigan prospects Taj Mustapha and A.J. Abbott, along with dynamic New York talent Aron Cruickshank. That’s if they use him at that position.

Like Guerendo, Abbott also reportedly ran a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash. All committed within the past few weeks to a program many thought was nearly full for this recruiting cycle.