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2021 DE Mike Jarvis signs with Wisconsin

The Badgers add another East Coast piece to a strong defensive class

2021 SDE Mike Jarvis

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
SDE 6-foot-5 250 pounds Shawnee (Medford, N.J.) High School 3-star; No. 53 SDE

The Badgers continued to extend their pipeline to New Jersey this morning with the official signing of 2021 defensive end Mike Jarvis.

The Medford native will join TJ Bollers and Ayo Adebogun to make up this class’ defensive end corps, a unit that could be of no small significance next year with the departures of current senior standouts Isaiahh Loudermilk and Garrett Rand looming.

Jarvis racked up 44 tackles and 3 sacks in just 7 games this season for Shawnee High School, his third straight year with over 40 tackles. Last season in particular, with more games (and different circumstances regarding a postseason), he emerged as one of the top recruits in the Garden State with 87 tackles and 10 sacks, leading the Renegades on a dominant state title run.

Many recruiting gurus and fans of Jersey High School football have made particular note of how “college-ready” Jarvis is, among other attributes. He’s listed as 6’5 and 250 pounds, and his blend of top level technique and raw power is clear in his highlights. Look for Jarvis to be in the opposition’s backfield in the near future.


247 composite: 3 stars; grade: .8593; No. 823 player in the nation; No. 53 SDE; No. 14 NJ

247 Sports: 3 stars; grade: 86; No. 51; No. 16 NJ

Rivals: 3 stars; No. 13 NJ

ESPN: 3 stars; Grade: 76; No. 60 SDE; No. 113 Regional; No. 16 NJ

Verbally committed on Aug. 16, 2020

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Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)

  • Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals
  • Named to’s All-Group 4 team as a senior
  • Had 44 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in just seven games as a senior
  • Recorded 87 tackles, 10 sacks and 4 forced fumbles as a junior
  • Had 50 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries as a sophomore