While Graham Mertz was slinging the ball around Columbus to earn quarterback MVP honors at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp, two other 2019 Wisconsin commits—Julius Davis and Joe Tippmann—tested their talents on Sunday in Chicago at the Under Armour All-America camp.
SB Nation’s Bud Elliott, BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara, and 247Sports’s Allen Trieu were in attendance for the regional event.
McNamara spoke with both 2019 commits, and all indications are that Davis and Tippman are solid to Wisconsin.
#Badgers RB commit Julius Davis says he's "all #Wisconsin" despite plenty of other interest. pic.twitter.com/x7aWh5mHXe— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 6, 2018
#Wisconsin commit Joe Tippmann. Tells me he's all #Badgers. pic.twitter.com/zOe5L9udIH— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 6, 2018
We hope to have some interviews with the future Badgers in the following days, but for now, here are some highlights of the two from those in attendance.
From Menomonee Falls, Wis., Davis is rated a three-star running back by 247Sports (both composite and standalone rankings), ESPN, and Rivals.
According to Rivals.com, he holds offers from Wisconsin, LSU, Notre Dame, USC, and Buffalo.
Check out the videos below of Davis running routes.
Getting through individual drills, #Wisconsin commit Julius Davis has been catching the ball well out of the backfield. Has good hands and cuts well. @juliusdavis32 pic.twitter.com/mVvbGuI4ev— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 6, 2018
#Wisconsin commit Julius Davis. pic.twitter.com/iwOaMcH0YQ— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 6, 2018
#Wisconsin commit Julius Davis (bottom of the drill) https://t.co/FBT2z4RV3n @Evan_Flood pic.twitter.com/VbEsr8nmDy— Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu) May 6, 2018
McNamara tweeted the future Wisconsin lineman was announced as one of the two “Big Man Challenge” winners. Trieu noted he was the offensive lineman recipient, and the videos below show an intriguing skill set from the Indiana product.
Tippmann is rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports’ standalone rankings, a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite, ESPN, and Rivals. He committed to Wisconsin in mid-December, and according to Rivals, currently holds offers from Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, and Cincinnati, among others.
#Wisconsin commit Joe Tippmann one of two "Big Man Challenge" winners. pic.twitter.com/zWtaH9Ouux— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 6, 2018
Wisconsin is getting a good one in OL commit @JoeTippmann . True OT frame, skinny ankles, really light on his feet, and moves extremely well at his size. Has a chance to be very good! pic.twitter.com/uOk5UHLxDi— Clint Cosgrove (@Clint_Cosgrove) May 6, 2018
#Wisconsin commit Joe Tippmann just won three straight agility contests amongst the linemen group. pic.twitter.com/DPIMs6Z62I— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 6, 2018