Commitment Impact - Trey Wedig

Commitment Impact - Trey Wedig

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Commitment Impact - Trey Wedig

Committed Over: Wales (Wis.) Kettle Moraine offensive lineman Trey Wedig committed to Wisconsin Saturday over offers from Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Syracuse and USC. Wedig was also getting interest from LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma and others.

Rated: Rated an early four-star prospect by 247sports composite with a rating of 95.63 out of 100. Wedig is the No.10 offensive tackle in the country.

On Film: Wedig is simply, a naturally big kid. He measured 6-foot-7, 301 pounds at the Nike Opening Regional in Ohio in May of 2018. He ran a 5.44 forty yard dash at that size and had a 24.2-inch vertical jump. That was his first national camp and our first chance to see him in that setting. It showed his upside, but also where he has room to grow.

On film, he is naturally strong, bends fairly well, and has good balance. On his junior film, in comparison to his sophomore year, he is more explosive and it looks to us like he has upped the aggression he plays with as well. He is solid in pass pro. His team throws the ball enough for him to get reps at it and his base and strength allow him to succeed. He did well against Iowa State commit Will McDonald, an athletic edge rusher, a year ago.

His testing numbers are solid, but he can still improve on some of those speed and agility numbers.

We really see him coming into his own this year so far and are excited to see what the final film looks like. As his coach noted, he is still a pup and he is shedding some of the youthfulness we saw last year. For some kids, getting early offers can actually hurt development. For Trey, we have noticed increased confidence and no drop-off in work ethic since the scholarships came through.

– 247sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu

Recruiting Impact: Wisconsin’s offensive line will undergo a major overhaul this season with starters Beau Benzschawel and Michael Deiter graduating and right tackle David Edwards a strong candidate to enter the N.F.L. draft. That is what makes this fantastic start to 2019 and 2020 on the offensive line so critical. UW has landed five-star Logan Brown and four-star Joe Tippmann for this year and Wedig and Stoughton’s Jack Nelson for 2020, a sign that the rich keep getting richer. With Nelson projecting to be a left tackle and Wedig a right, UW could have its bookends at tackle for years to come.

Quote: “He’s obviously an extremely gifted kid. Genetics have blessed him. He does a great job of working his butt off in the season, but also during the offseason being a multi-sport athlete (track). He’s dedicated in the weight room and a great teammate. He’s extremely athletic for his size. He used to play basketball and can still dunk. He’s also good with his hands.

“He’s gained more confidence as he’s gotten older and went through the weight room. When our team does workouts, he is one of the more vocal ones and that wasn’t always Trey.”

– Kettle Moraine coach Justin Gumm told Rivals.com

Final Thought: Starting for the first time last season, Wedig only needed a couple games into the season to prove he was a high-major prospect and earned an offer from Iowa State. The floodgates have opened since, but few outside programs can lure an offensive line prospect away from Wisconsin. Wedig came up to Wisconsin for the game Saturday knowing he was going to commit, a decision that has allowed head coach Paul Chryst and offensive coordinator/line coach Joe Rudolph to continue building an extremely solid foundation for their offense in the years to come.

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