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2019 CB Semar Melvin signs with Wisconsin

A four-star corner from South Florida will be coming to Madison

Dan Sanger/Wisconsin Athletic Communications

2019 CB Semar Melvin

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
CB 5'11 155 St. Thomas Aquinas (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) Three-star; No. 65 CB in the nation

Wisconsin headed back to South Florida to find another defensive back to add to its program in this recruiting cycle ... not just one, but two.

Semar Melvin comes from Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas and joins some former Badgers like James White, Dez Southward and Dontye Carriere-Williams who have made the journey north to play at UW from that prep program.

Melvin and fellow cornerback James Williams both hail from the South Florida area.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .08674; No. 710 player. No. 65 CB; No. 94 FL

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 84; No. 1235 player; No. 121 CB; No. 150 FL

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 76; No. 88 CB; No. 449 Regional; No. 150 FL

Rivals: Four stars; 5.8 rating; No. 41 CB; No. 46 FL

Verbally committed on Jun. 18, 2018

At the time, Melvin became the No. 12 verbal commit for Wisconsin during a very busy June recruiting period. He officially visited on the weekend of June 15-17, which included future teammates Julius Davis, Leo Chenal, Gio Paez and Rodas Johnson.

According to 247Sports, Melvin held 18 offers from such programs like Wisconsin, Virginia, Boston College, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Purdue, UCF and Mississippi State, among others.

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Bio (courtesy of

High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals … three-star recruit by 247 Sports and ESPN … helped Aquinas reach Class 7A state title game as a senior, recording 13 pass breakups while not allowing a touchdown in man coverage … also had 9 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery … as a junior, recorded 1 interception, 8 pass breakups and 7 tackles … also a standout in track … ran a then state-leading 22.52 in the indoor 200 meters as a junior … honor roll student … coach was Roger Harriott

Personal: Parents are Santana and Lakechea Melvin