In the past few seasons, the Wisconsin Badgers have been able to land themselves classes with highly promising wide receivers who have been able to emerge as on the field playmakers quite quickly.
On Sunday, the Badgers found themselves a potential star for 2019 and beyond when Nolan Groulx, a 247Sports four-star receiver from Cornelius, N.C. (William Amos Hugh) announced his commitment to Wisconsin.
Looking at his Hudl, you can see a player with exciting tools. While he won’t have the pure, top-end speed of some recent commitments the Badgers have at the position with a Hudl-reported 4.55 40-yard dash time, Groulx gets to top speed quickly and can add subtle breaks to his routes to get himself open. Add to that good concentration and you have a receiver who’s a threat anywhere on that proverbial route tree. With the ball in his hands, he’s broken more than one defensive back’s ankles to get himself extra yardage. It’s still likely to be a busy depth chart at receiver in 2019, but Groulx is another threat to get himself early playing time.
Wisconsin beat out NC State, Texas A&M (where Groulx had a strong interest even if the Aggies had not pulled the trigger on an offer quite yet), and Wake Forest. Groulx also received offers from Duke, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia among others. He becomes the seventh commitment for the Badgers in the class of 2019, and the second in two days after likely safety Bryson Shaw’s announcement on Saturday.