Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Logan Brown

Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Logan Brown

Recruiting

Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Logan Brown

Recruiting Competition

Brown picked Wisconsin, which was the first school to offer, on his sixth visit to the school, turning down over 20-plus scholarship opportunities. His offer list was impressive, with schools like Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech trying to lure him. Florida and Georgia tried to heavily recruit him after his commitment, but Brown has shown no interest in looking at other programs over the past year.

Ranking

Brown is a five-star prospect with a rating of .9921 on the 247Sports Composite Rating (1.00 is tops). He is the second-highest rated commit in program history, trailing only former offensive tackle Josh Oglesby.

Why Wisconsin?

“To be honest, what I love about going up (to Madison) is that we don’t talk all that much about football. At the end of the day, we all know why we’re going to Wisconsin – to be a student athlete and play football. But when I’m there, it’s more of a personal thing where we talk about our day and what’s going on in our lives.”  Brown to BadgerBlitz.com

Scout’s Take

“What we’ve seen from Logan Brown definitely tells us he’s legit. He’s the real deal. At 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, immediately, when he walks off the bus, he looks like a left-tackle college prospect. On top of that, he has great athleticism, very good feet and good speed.

“I got a chance to see him get out to the second level – get out in space – and locate defenders and he does that exceptionally well. He’s just ideally put together for that left tackle position. His toughness also stood out when I got a chance to watch him. He also played defensive line where guys were cut blocking him and rolling up under his legs. He kept trying to get back in there and I was impressed with him from a toughness standpoint. He probably needs to learn how to dominate a little better but, overall, that’s a fixable thing. He’s got plenty of unteachable tools that makes me very excited about Logan Brown.”

Rivals.com’s Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt

My Take

If a college offensive line coach was building a tackle from the ground up, the end result would probably be a prospect who looks and plays exactly like Logan Brown. Considering what Wisconsin has done in the past with walk-ons and guys who played other positions in high school before moving to the offensive line, it is safe to say there are high expectations for Brown’s future in Madison. One analyst even labeled him as a future NFL first-round draft pick. High expectations indeed.

UW’s offensive line will look interesting next season on the interior without Michael Deiter and Beau Benzschawel, but there’s a strong possibility that David Edwards will declare for the draft. That means UW will go into next season with Cole Van Lanen at left tackle, Logan Bruss at right tackle and a lot of question marks behind both players.

It’s possible that Brown can works his way into the two-deep right away and earns a starting job. We’ll get a good sense of where he’s at when he plays in the All-American Bowl on January 5th in San Antonio, Texas.

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