Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Joe Tippmann

Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Joe Tippmann

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Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Joe Tippmann

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 Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Dwenger offensive lineman Joe Tippmann.

Senior Season

Tippmann capped off his senior season with a state championship, the school’s fifth, and a 14-1 record. Bishop Dwenger won the 4A state title in a four-overtime thriller. The offense averaged over 195 yards rushing and scored 59 touchdowns. He was named the most outstanding player in his conference by the Journal Gazette.

Skill Set

While his 6-6, 285-pound frame screams tackle (he’s still growing by the way), Tippmann has the skill set to play multiple positions at the college level, both on the exterior and interior of the line. Watching his tape, he moves exceptionally well for a player of his size, likely a reason he has taken past reps at defensive tackle and fullback. To be a four-star lineman, a player has to have good punch at the point of attack, sound hand placement, a good base to gain leverage and finish blocks. Tippmann does all of that at a solid level.

Coached by Jason Fabini, a former college and NFL lineman, Tippmann has received exceptional training for a high school athlete, putting him ahead of the curve when he arrives at Wisconsin. He played every snap at left tackle the last three years for Bishop Dwenger, so there is a lot of experience of handling different situations and pass rushers that will benefit him as he develops.

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