The hot streak continues for Paul Chryst and the Wisconsin Badgers football team on the recruiting trail. On Wednesday evening, 2022 3-star WR Tommy McIntosh (DeWitt, Mich.) announced his commitment to the Badgers via his Twitter account. He chose UW over offers from Texas, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Indiana.
This is Wisconsin’s fourth commitment in the past three days and fifth in the past five. It’s amazing what getting kids on campus and in Madison will do to a recruiting class! While the Badgers are still near the bottom of the Big Ten in terms of class rankings, but they are definitely heading in the right direction and will be near the top-50 nationally, if not inside it, with McIntosh’s announcement.
Here is what Owen had to say about McIntosh before his official visit over the weekend of June 18:
McIntosh, first and foremost, would be a completely unique member of the receiver room from a size profile. At 6-foot-5, the Badgers don’t have anyone of that stature in the room, and there has also been some rumblings that he could be a potential tight end convert down the line (he did lineup there occasionally in high school), but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
On his highlights, McIntosh immediately stands out from his ability to win contested catch situations. He’s much taller than any defensive backs he faced in high school, and while he doesn’t have much in the twitchy, burst department, he’s a build up runner whose long strides help him pull away from defenders with the ball in his hands.
The jumbo wideout has also been recruited as a tight end by a number of schools, but as far as we know that was never brought up with him about playing in Madison. Perhaps that’s what drew him to Wisconsin?
He is rated as the No. 822 player in the nation, the No. 109 WR and the No. 22 player in Michigan by the 247 Composite. He is the sixth member of the 2022 class joining QB Myles Burkett, CB A’Khoury Lyde, OL Barrett Nelson, ATH Cade Yacamelli and TE JT Seagreaves.