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2020 WR Isaac Smith signs with Wisconsin

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At 6-foot-3, Smith adds some much-needed size to Wisconsin’s wide receiver corps.

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2020 WR Isaac Smith

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
WR 6-foot-3 185 St. George's (Collierville, TN) 3-star; No. 210 WR

The Badgers may have found a diamond in the rough with 2020 signee Isaac Smith. The first thing that stands out is Smith’s size. At 6-foot-3, Smith will be Wisconsin’s tallest scholarship wide receiver next season. His highlight tape is full of contested catches, and with Quintez Cephus and Danny Davis set to graduate after next year, the Badgers will be in desperate need of play makers on the outside.

Smith will probably never be a burner and doesn’t show great separation on his high school tape, but his potential as a red zone threat has to be enticing to offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph. The Badgers have struck gold with unheralded wide receivers in the past (Cephus, Alex Erickson, Jared Abbrederis, just to name a few), could Smith be next?

Rankings

247 Composite: 3 stars; grade: .8382; No. 1485 player in the nation; No. 210 WR; No. 39 TN

247 Sports: 3 stars; grade: 86; No. 810 player in the nation; No. 129 WR; No. 22 TN

Rivals: 3 stars; 5.5 rating

ESPN: No recruiting profile

Verbally committed on September 10, 2019

Smith’s recruitment was lead by wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore. After an official visit to Madison the weekend of September 6th, Smith verbally committed shortly after on September 10th.

The Collierville, Tennessee native was a relatively unheralded prospect coming out of St. George’s High School. He held offers from Missouri, Army, Navy, and a bunch of FCS schools before committing to Wisconsin.

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Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)