Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Stephan Bracey

Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Stephan Bracey

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Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Stephan Bracey

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 Grand Rapids (Mich.) East Kentwood receiver Stephan Bracey.

Senior Season

After having roughly 400 receiving yards and 200 rushing yards his junior year, Bracey entered his final season with the lofty individual goal of 1,000 receiving yards. Had he not had four touchdowns called back, the 5-10 prospect probably would have reached that number. Even so, Bracey still had a solid season with 40 catches for 893 yards and 13 touchdowns.

“One of my main goals was winning the title in our division, which we won, and making the playoffs because it’s been three-or-four years,” Bracey said. “We made that also. We wanted to win state, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

“I trained more, working my route running, getting my hands better. I felt like my grind was better than my junior year. I was way more focused. I just had my eyes on the prize that I wanted to make my team better and me better as an individual.”

Skill Set

What Bracey lacks in height he makes up for in speed, as the 160-pound prospect is a legit burner. He’s been clocked at 10.89 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash. On film, Bracey simply can get away from coverage because he’s quick and dynamic.

For East Kentwood, the same high school as five-star UW tackle pledge Logan Brown, Bracey can play every wide receiver position, kick returner and punt returner. His ability to do jet sweeps makes him the kind of player Wisconsin has coveted, much like a Kendric Pryor or an Aron Cruickshank. Bracey has good hips, excellent vision and possesses another gear in the open field that makes him explosive.

“I would say I’m one-of-a-kind,” Bracey said. “Just get me the ball in the open space. I have good vision. I see openings that aren’t even there yet. I feel like I have good ball skills and speed after I catch the ball. Speed is the main part of my game.”

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