The Wisconsin Badgers found their third player for the class of 2018 on Tuesday afternoon, as St. Petersburg, Fla., point guard Tai Strickland announced he verbally committed to UW via Twitter.
PrepCircuit.com’s Pat Lawless first reported the news on Tuesday, with Strickland then officially tweeting the news.
247Sports composite rankings and Rivals both rate Strickland as a three-star recruit, with Rivals noting he held offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Rutgers, Boston College, DePaul, Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.
Strickland released his top three schools—those being Wisconsin, Minnesota and Rutgers—back on March 19 after visiting Madison a couple of weekends ago. He visited the Scarlet Knights last weekend.
Strickland is the son of former long-time NBA veteran Rod Strickland. He joins forward Taylor Currie and center Joe Hedstrom as members of the class of 2018
A few Badgers warmly welcomed their future teammate via social media:
Let’s get Right to it!!! Welcome to the Family Brother #OnWisconsin#ForTheCulture ⚪️ https://t.co/PzAuxp2Z3q— Brad Davison (@braddavi34) March 27, 2018
Welcome to the Family! ⚪️ #FTC @taistrickland13 https://t.co/IX2tbHS6Sw— D'Mitrik Trice (@DMitrikTrice0) March 27, 2018
Yessirr!!! https://t.co/acD03jRkId— Khalil Iverson (@iverson_khalil) March 27, 2018