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2019 OL Joe Tippmann signs with Wisconsin

The talented lineman from Indiana could end up at tackle or guard for Wisconsin.

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2019 OL Joe Tippmann

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
OL 6'6" 275 Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Four-star; No. 28 OT

Joe Tippmann, one of the more athletic offensive linemen to commit to Wisconsin in recent memory, looks to be a big-time get for the Badgers.

Tippmann, who’s hair is almost as impressive as his play, will provide some versatility along the offensive line for Coach Joe Rudolph. Tippmann possesses the length to be a potential tackle for the Badgers, but is also a devastating puller, and with two tackles already committed in the 2020 class, could be given a look inside.


247Sports (composite): Four stars; Grade: 0.8963; No. 324 player overall in nation. No. 28 OT; No. 6 IN

247Sports: Four stars; Grade 92; No. 160 player overall in nation; No. 17 OT; No. 3 IN

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 78; No. 66 OT; No. 65 Regional; No. 10 IN

Rivals: Three stars; 5.7 rating; No. 61 OT; No. 8 IN

Verbally committed on December 17, 2017

Tippmann was the 5th commitment of the class, following Leo Chenal, Graham Mertz, Logan Brown and Julius Davis in what was a big two months for the Badgers during their 13-1 season.

Tippmann held offers from Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue, among others including interest from home-state Notre Dame.

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High School: Four-star recruit by 247 Sports … three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … Indiana Mr. Football offensive lineman as a senior … Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Top 50 as a junior and senior … first-team all-state by Associated Press … Indiana Prime Time 25 selection as a junior … first-team All-Summit Athletic Conference as a junior and senior … league MVP as a senior … a team captain, helped lead Bishop Dwenger (14-1) to 2018 Class 4A state championship … credited with 102 pancake blocks on offensive line while racking up 41 tackles and 3 sacks on defense as a senior … had 68 tackles as a junior … coaches were Jason Garrett and Chris Svarczkopf

Personal: Parents are John and Kimberly Tippmann