Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Clay Cundiff

Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Clay Cundiff

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Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Clay Cundiff

MADISON, Wis – With the early signing period for high school football players beginning on December 19, Badgers Insider takes a closer look at the recruits expected to sign with the University of Wisconsin.

In this edition, we examine Wichita (KS) Bishop Carroll tight end Clay Cundiff.

Senior Season

Developing into one of the top pass catchers in the state of Kansas, Cundiff scored touchdowns in the first six games of the season before his season ended with a left foot injury. He finished with 19 catches for 303 yards and those six touchdowns in six games.

“(My season) was cut short, and that’s unfortunate,” Cundiff told the Wichita Eagle, “but my team, some other kids stepped up, and they did good.”

Skill Set

Watching Cundiff’s tape, it looks like he played in a watered-down version of Wisconsin’s offense, likely part of the reason wide receiver coach Ted Gilmore and tight end coach Mickey Turner started recruiting the prospect a year before he committed. Able to play with both his hand in the ground or split out as a receiver, Cundiff is a 6-4, 235-pound tight end who looks comfortable out in space and can create matchup problems.

That likely won’t be the same situation at Wisconsin with the better athletes on the college level, but Cundiff shows good speed on tape and good release off the line of scrimmage. It’s hard at times for high school tight ends who tend to split out instead of play on the line to pick up the blocking aspect, severely delaying their development in college, but Cundiff does play with a dose of physicality as a run blocker.

Good strength to fight through contact and a good pass catcher already, Cundiff’s development in the weight room as a blocker will only enhance his versatility and the options he brings to Wisconsin.

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