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National Signing Day 2014: WR George Rushing signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day, we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including wide receiver George Rushing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Wisconsin's 2014 class.

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Class
Position
Height
Weight
2014
WR
6'1
195 lbs
School
Composite Ranking
Fort Lauderdale (FL) Cardinal Gibbons
No. 113 WR

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After George Rushing decommitted from Louisville in January, Wisconsin and TCU jumped in on pursuit of the skilled wide receiver. Wisconsin won out two days before signing day when Rushing gave his soft verbal, giving the Badgers their fifth receiver of the class.

Rushing's commitment likely cost Wisconsin Cornelius Sturghill, who flipped to Louisville on signing day after the Cardinals offered him the chance to play receiver, which the Badgers did not. They're probably comfortable with that, considering Rushing's reputation of having strong hands and sharp route-running skills. From Badger247:

He may not jump off the screen when watching his film, but what does stand out are Rushing's skills. His pass catching, route running, and hands are all very polished for a high school receiver. The three-star wide out has a great feel for the game, which will allow him to grasp Wisconsin's offense in a hurry.

Rankings

Rivals 5.5
Scout (No. 177 WR)
ESPN 74 (No. 171 WR; No. 554 regional; No. 191 FL)
247 87 (No. 113 WR)

Highlights

Statistics

Senior: 26 receptions, 549 yards, nine touchdowns