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2020 LB Malik Reed signs with Wisconsin

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The Arizona native is part of an excellent incoming linebacker class.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Wisconsin at Michigan

2020 OLB Malik Reed

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
OLB 6-foot-2 220 Chandler (Chandler, AZ) 3-star; No. 44 OLB

Outside linebacker Malik Reed joins the Badgers out of Chandler, Arizona. Reed is the first Arizona native to commit to Wisconsin since long snapper Adam Bay did so two years ago. He joins five other linebackers in the class of 2020, who together make up probably the strongest position group of this recruiting class.

Reed projects to be a pass-rushing menace for the Badgers in the coming years. With good speed and a quick first step, he has all tools to earn a starting role down the line. Reed is not only a playmaker, but a winner. The 6-foot-2, 220 pound linebacker led Chandler High School to an Arizona state championship a week and a half ago.

Rankings

247 Composite: 3 stars; grade: .8681; No. 653 player in the nation; No. 44 OLB; No. 16 AZ

247 Sports: 3 stars; grade: 88; No. 526 player in the nation; No. 39 OLB; No. 14 AZ

Rivals: 3 stars; 5.6 rating; No. 51 OLB; No. 15 AZ

ESPN: 3 stars; grade: 77; No. 54 OLB; No. 92 regional; No. 16 AZ

Verbally committed on June 25, 2019

The Badgers were in on Reed from the start. In fact, his first unofficial visit to any school was to Wisconsin back in January. He also took visits to UCLA, Nebraska, Arizona, and an official visit to Madison on June 7th before verbally committing to the Badgers on June 25th. Reed also held offers from Washington State, Indiana, Oregon State, and Colorado.

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Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)