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National Signing Day 2018: CB Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. signs with Wisconsin


Class of 2018 CB Rachad Wildgoose, Jr.

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
CB 5'11 190 Miami, Fla. (Northwestern) Three stars; No. 65 S


Another South Florida defensive back will head north to play for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Miramar, Fla. (Miami Northwestern) cornerback/safety Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. committed to Wisconsin on Wednesday during a local announcement ceremony.

Later on Wednesday morning, Wisconsin officially announced his signing, listing him as a cornerback.

Once a Rutgers and Georgia commit, Wildgoose, Jr. chose to sign with Wisconsin over other prominent Power Five schools. He is the 20th scholarship and presumably the last commit for this 2018 class, along with the fourth scholarship cornerback in this recruiting cycle. Fellow cornerbacks Travian Blaylock, Donte Burton, and Alexander Smith all faxed in their National Letters of Intent (NLIs) back in December as part of the early signing period.

Other cornerbacks coming to Wisconsin from the South Florida area in recent memory include the likes of Dontye Carriere-Williams, Faion Hicks and Derrick Tindal.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8574; No. 888 player. No. 65 S; No. 126 FL

247Sports: Three stars; Grade: 82; No. 1,705 player; No. 127 S; No. 270 FL

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 78; No. 59 CB; No. 333 Regional; No. 128 FL

Rivals: Three stars; No. 56 CB; No. 90 FL

Verbally Committed on Feb. 7, 2018

The last scholarship commitment for the class of 2018, Wildgoose, Jr. chose Wisconsin over the likes of UCF, NC, State and Georgia. He was previously committed to the Bulldogs as well as Rutgers.

Both 247Sports and Rivals reported in their profiles of Wildgoose Jr. that he has visited Pitt, UCF, and NC State since Jan. 24. The Miami product previously de-committed from Georgia back on Jan. 14 and Rutgers previously in May 2017.

According to 247Sports, the cornerback has also received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Nebraska, Florida, and Purdue, among others.

Video Highlights

His senior highlights showcase a corner—listed at 5’11, 190 pounds by Wisconsin—who stays with his receiver and is looking to make a pass break-up at the right moment. Several plays come up where he is willing and unafraid to make a tackle as well.

Bio (Courtesy of UW

High School:Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … helped Northwestern claim Florida Class 6A state title as a senior … coach was Max Edwards

Personal: Parents are Keweshia Patterson and Rachad Wildgoose Sr.