The Badgers added another piece to their future defensive puzzle Monday afternoon as defensive end Cade McDonald committed to the University of Wisconsin after receiving an offer from the Badgers just a few days ago. McDonald was also considering Illinois State, North Dakota, and South Dakota before announcing his commitment to Wisconsin.
Congratulations @CadeMcDonald5 on receiving an offer from Wisconsin. He set a goal, put the work in and it paid off. For 6 months, he came in 30 minutes early, and stayed 30 minutes after training . #anythingispossible #highschoolfootball #hardworkpaysoff pic.twitter.com/ZUn39Quzri— nextlevelpositiontraining (@nextlevelposit1) June 2, 2019
McDonald is currently rated as a two star strong side defensive end by 247Sports and is unrated by Rivals. However, at 6’7” and 240 pounds it’s clear that the Badgers coaching staff sees a lot of potential in the Hudson, Wis. (Hudson) defensive end. McDonald also plays lacrosse, showing athleticism to pair with his size. Couple that with some solid coaching on the defensive side of the football and McDonald could grow into a solid contributor for the Badgers in the future.
McDonald jumped at the chance to come to Madison, committing just two days after receiving his offer from UW. He is the 8th hard commit to the 2020 class and only the second defensive player that has committed to UW so far this cycle. McDonald is currently rated as the 98th strong side defensive end in the class of 2020 by 247 Sports.