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2019 TE Hayden Rucci signs with Wisconsin

Wisconsin receives a dominant blocker who can catch the ball as well.

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2019 TE Hayden Rucci

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
TE 6'5 225 Lititz, Pa. (Warwick) Three-star; No. 21 TE in the nation

Fans only need to watch the senior highlights from 2019 tight end Hayden Rucci to know he enjoys pancaking defenders while also showcasing the ability to catch the ball well.

He brings those talents to Wisconsin, where he will be under the tutelage of tight ends coach Mickey Turner.

Despite the upward tick in receiving targets during his senior season, he still loves dominating in the run game. As Rucci told B5Q back in October:

“Getting those pancakes in is my favorite.”


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .08837; No. 460 player. No. 21 TE; No. 7 PA

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 87; No. 678 player; No. 31 TE; No. 12 PA

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 79; No. 12 TE; No. 65 Regional; No. 8 PA

Rivals: Four stars; 5.8 rating; No. 15 TE; No. 6 PA

Verbally committed on Feb. 5, 2018

At the time, Rucci became Wisconsin’s eighth verbal commitment of the 2019 class earlier this year. He officially visited in early June with a group that included signees Graham Mertz, Spencer Lytle, Joe Tippmann and Logan Brown.

In October, he unofficially visited Wisconsin during the weekend of the Nebraska game.

According to 247Sports, Rucci held 15 offers—while Rivals noted 18. Duke, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Virginia and West Virginia all presented scholarship opportunities to the prep tight end.

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