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2019 TE Clay Cundiff signs with Wisconsin

One of two tight ends coming to Madison in this class.

Matt Fleming

2019 TE Clay Cundiff

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
TE 6'4 230 Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.) Three-star; No. 61 TE

One of the later verbal commits of the 2019 class, Clay Cundiff previously pledged to Kansas before jumping on an offer and committing to the Wisconsin Badgers during his official visit in October.

Now one of two tight ends in this class along with Lititz, Pa. (Warwick), standout Hayden Rucci, Cundiff will be look to become one of the many receiving targets for fellow 2019 commit Graham Mertz and the other Wisconsin quarterbacks.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .08409; No. 1341 player. No. 61 TE; No. 8 KS

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 83; No. 1475 player; No. 63 TE; No. 9 KS

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 72; No. 34 TE; No. 294 Regional; No. 10 KS

Rivals: Three stars; 5.6 rating; No. 38 TE; No. 5 KS

Verbally committed on Oct. 7, 2018

Cundiff previously pledged to Kansas back in the summer, but found his way to Madison after assistant coach Ted Gilmore visited his school in late September, asking if he would take an official visit to UW.

The prep standout came to Wisconsin, was offered after the Badgers’ win against Nebraska, then flipped his commitment to Paul Chryst’s program less than 24 hours later.

“I went into Coach Chryst’s office and we were chatting for about 15 minutes, and then after we were done chatting, I told him that I’m ready,” Cundiff told B5Q in October. “Then I went out and told the other coaches, and they were all really excited about it.”

According to Rivals, Cundiff held eight offers from Wisconsin, Kansas, Bowling Green and South Dakota State, among others.

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Bio (courtesy of

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … first-team all-state as senior, making 19 catches for 303 yards and seven touchdowns … helped Carroll to Class 5A state championship as a junior … also helped Carroll claim Class 5A state basketball title as a junior … coach was Dusty Trail

Personal: Parents are Sarah Kriwiel and Gary Cundiff … father played basketball at Wichita State from 1982-87