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2021 TE Jack Pugh signs with UW

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The four-star from Ohio adds to UW’s recent success with signing tight end talent.

2021 TE Jack Pugh

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
TE 6-foot-5 235 pounds Hilliard (Ohio) Bradley High School 3-star; No. 19 TE

Wisconsin’s only tight end this cycle is Jack Pugh from Hilliard Bradley High School in Hilliard, Ohio.

Pugh is one of Wisconsin’s three signees from the state of Ohio this season, and is one of eight 4-star prospects that UW signed this class based on just 247Sports’ ratings.

Pugh is listed at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds which is very good size, and it is fun to imagine what he’ll look like after a year or two in the Badgers’ strength and conditioning program.

From his highlights, you can see that Pugh is a very good pass catching tight end, and fans will be hoping Pugh can continue a long lineage of Wisconsin and good tight end play along with another young talent like Cam Large.

247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu wrote this in a scouting report:

“Prototypical frame for the position. Lines up out-wide as well as one the ball in high school. Long strider who can cover ground quickly. Natural pass-catcher away from his body. Runs well and runs tough after the catch. Shows physicality both as an offensive and defensive player. Can go up and get the ball in traffic but that is something we would want to see a player of his size do more of. Can be a complete tight end because he is willing to block but also runs routes and catches the ball like a wide receiver. Should be highly productive in college and have a great shot to play in the pros.”

Rankings

247 composite: 3 stars; grade: .8810; No. 447 player in the nation; No. 19 TE; No. 9 OH

247 Sports: 4 stars; grade: 89; No. 9 TE; No. 9 OH

Rivals: 3 stars; 5.6 rating; No. 45 OH

ESPN: 4 stars; Grade: 80; No. 7 TE; No. 37 Regional; No. 11 OH

Verbally Committed on May 25, 2020

Pugh signed for Wisconsin on May 25, picking the Badgers over Indiana, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Cincinnati. Much of the debate in the final days on whether he would pick PSU over the Badgers after an unofficial visit to Happy Valley, but a few days later, he picked Wisconsin.

Video Highlights

Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)