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Wisconsin football recruiting: 2019 ATH Leo Chenal commits to Badgers

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That’s No. 1 for the class of 2019.

The first class of 2019 verbal commitment for the Wisconsin Badgers is in from a talented in-state product.

Grantsburg, Wis. running back/linebacker/athlete Leo Chenal committed to Wisconsin on Sunday. He announced his decision via Twitter.

It appears Chenal jumped on the offer from the UW coaching staff, one that he also announced just on Saturday.

Listed at 6’2, 215 pounds on his Hudl profile, Chenal’s page also boasts a 4.64 second 40-yard dash, a 4.25 second shuttle, 35” vertical and 355-pound bench press. Most of those numbers appear to be from the WFCA Combine (h/t Evan Flood), though those results from May state a 34.1” vertical and 4.45 second shuttle. His 10’3.5” broad jump from the spring event was reportedly the combine’s best, according to WFCA article from Travis Wilson.

Chenal is currently unranked by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, but those recruiting services all note he did receive an offer from South Dakota State.

247 and Scout lists Chenal as an athlete, while Rivals views him as an inside linebacker.

The Hudl film from his sophomore season, along with three games of the 2017 season, shows a player who has closing speed on defense to lay a hit while having the ability on the other side of the ball to run effectively. There’s plenty of time to see how Wisconsin will utilize the high school junior.

Check more coverage on Chenal’s commitment from BadgerNation.com, BadgerBlitz.com and Badger247 ($).