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Where Wisconsin’s 2019 recruiting class ranks on National Signing Day

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One last look before we officially turn the page to 2020.

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The dust appears to have settled, and barring any unforeseen changes or flips, the Wisconsin Badgers can close the book on their class-of-2019 signees.

UW announced that 19 scholarship commits signed their National Letter of Intents (NLIs) on Dec. 19. Though no other scholarship players look like they will announce intentions to sign with the Badgers on Wednesday, this is still the most-hyped class for the program in the history of the recruiting services.

With that being said, and before looking ahead to the next recruiting cycle, here are the final standings for where this class of Badgers ranks. We’ll update this post later today once the final rankings (for the most part) have settled).

247Sports composite

  • No. 26 in the nation (highest ever)
  • No. 6 in the Big Ten
  • One five-star commit (offensive lineman Logan Brown)
  • Two four-star commits (quarterback Graham Mertz and offensive lineman Joe Tippmann)
  • 16 three-star commits
  • Average rating: .8786

Rivals

  • No. 26 in the nation (highest ever)
  • No. 6 in Big Ten (behind Michigan, Penn State. Ohio State, Nebraska, and Purdue)
  • Six four-star commits (Brown, Mertz, tight end Hayden Rucci, cornerback Semar Melvin, outside linebacker Spencer Lytle, and defensive lineman Rodas Johnson)
  • Brown and Mertz both have 6.0 ratings, with Mertz bumping up to the No. 42 player overall and No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the nation. Brown is now the No. 47 player overall and No. 6 offensive tackle in the country.
  • 12 three-star commits
  • 1 two-star commit
  • Average star rating: 3.26 (23rd in the nation)

ESPN

  • No. 28 in the nation
  • No. 7 in Big Ten
  • Four four-star commits (Brown, Mertz, Johnson, and inside linebacker Maema Njongmeta)
  • 15 three-star commits
  • Two ESPN300 commits (Brown at No. 15, Mertz at No. 21)