Grading the Wide Receivers in Wisconsin's 2019 Signing Class

Grading the Wide Receivers in Wisconsin's 2019 Signing Class

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Grading the Wide Receivers in Wisconsin's 2019 Signing Class

MADISON, Wis. – It is hard to know how the careers are going to turn out for the 19 scholarship players who signed with Wisconsin during the early signing period, but the Badgers signed a top-30 class that experts are calling the best in the modern recruiting era (since 2000).

In this Badgers Insider feature, we will grade the wide receiver position group and how it will impact Wisconsin.

Wide Receiver: Stephan Bracey (Three Stars)

Wisconsin originally received commitments from North Carolina receivers Nolan Groulx and Marcus Graham, only to have both players de-commit during the recruiting cycle (Groulx signed with Wake Forest, Graham to Stanford). Wisconsin replaced both players with Bracey, a former Western Michigan commit whose sub-4.4 40-yard dash speed makes up for his 5-10 frame.

Helping East Kentwood to back-to-back state titles as a sophomore and junior, not to mention owning five top-five finishes at the state meet, Bracey’s speed he could help on special teams initially as a potential returner or as a gunner before he breaks into the wide receiver rotation after putting more muscle on his 165-pound frame.

In addition to Bracey, UW has to be thrilled to get three-star Cameron Phillips as a preferred walk-on. The 5-11 Phillips had multiple offers before he missed his senior season with a knee injury, causing many schools to pull their scholarship offer. Phillips certainly has the skill set to be a big contributor to the offense (solid hands, sound route runner on film) if he can recover from his injury.

Both players will need things to work on but could develop into nice pieces for the program.

Positional Grade: B-

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