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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer wideout Isaac Smith

Wisconsin makes a play for the three star wideout from Tennessee.

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a good few days for Wisconsin football as the Badgers landed one of their top remaining targets in cornerback Max Lofy, and continue on the recruiting trail by offering a scholarship to wide receiver Isaac Smith. Smith is part of the 2020 class and comes out of Collierville, Tennessee.

Smith is a rated as a three star receiver by 247 Sports. Smith is a tall receiver, standing at 6’3”, which is a welcome sign for any wideout recruit. He has also been recruited by the likes of Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Northwestern and Cincinnati. While he has received offers from Missouri, Army and Cornell to go along with the latest offer from the Badgers.

As mentioned before, Smith possesses good size at 6’3”, and has a pair of hands that complement his height nicely. In his Hudl tape, Smith shows the potential to be a strong deep ball threat with his size and ability to adjust to the football in coverage. In addition to that, Smith shows a welcome ability to catch the ball in traffic. Speed off the ball will certainly be a spot for improvement, but it appears Smith has the ability and skills to be a hidden gem wide receiver out of high school.

Smith is part of the 2020 class in which the Badgers have wrapped up twelve other verbal commits. However, only one of those commits is at the wide receiver position, Waukesha’s Chimere Dike, who committed in late January. It appears the Badgers see Smith as an underrated wide receiver in his class, with the potential to grow into a solid option for UW. If they are correct, it certainly helps to be one of the first Power 5 teams to realize that and get in on the ground floor of Smith’s recruitment.

The day after receiving the offer, 247 Sports Wisconsin beat reporter Evan Flood put in a Crystal Ball prediction for the Badgers.

Smith is the 236th ranked wide receiver in the country and the 53rd best player out of the state of Tennessee according to 247Sports Composite. He is more highly regarded by the solo 247Sports rankings and not as highly regarded by Rivals, where he is a two-star prospect.

You can find more recruiting information for the Badgers in our Late July Update that was posted on Wednesday.