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2019 OLB Skyler Meyers signs with Wisconsin

The Badgers grabbed the sleeper linebacker late in the process, but he’s got some major upside.

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2019 OLB Skyler Meyers

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
OLB 6'3 200 Blue Springs South (Blue Springs, Mo.) Three-star; No. 87 OLB

The stereotype of Wisconsin recruits is the “under-recruited, under developed recruits that no one else wants and by the time they leave five years later they’re solid football players”.

While Skyler Meyers is far from a recruit that no one wanted, he certainly fits the other categories of the stereotype. A long, lanky linebacker that has intriguing athletic range and pops a wallop larger than his current size, Meyers could certainly work himself into an invaluable player for the Badgers, not only on defense, but special teams as well.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .8460; No. 1213 player in the nation; No. 87 OLB; No. 26 MO

247Sports: Three stars; Grade: 82

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 76; No 85 OLB; No. 198 Regional; No. 20 MO

Rivals: Three stars; 5.6 rating; No. 22 MO

Verbally committed on Nov. 4, 2018.

Meyers was one of the last commits in the Badgers’ recruiting class, and felt very much like a finishing touch type of target for Wisconsin. Meyers’ star ranking or physical stature isn’t going to gain much fanfare at first glance, but seems very much like a luxury Wisconsin was able to smuggle through at the last moment.

According to 247Sports, Taylor held offers from Wisconsin, Air Force, Army, Colorado State and Wyoming among others. Meyers also had multiple FCS offers.

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High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … first-team All-Simone as a senior, tallying 120 tackles, 17 TFLs and 3 sacks and adding 3 forced fumbles, 1 interception and 2 pass breakups … first-team all-district and first-team Kansas City Star All-Metro as a junior and senior … first-team All-Suburban Gold Conference as a junior and senior … finished varsity career with 235 tackles, 30 TFLs, 10 sacks, 6 pass breakups, 2 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles … moved up to varsity as a freshman as part of Blue Sprints South’s state title-winning team … coach was Jon Oyler

Personal: Parents are John and Bonnie Meyers