Although it was a somewhat tranquil day for Wisconsin Football on Nationwide Signing Day, the Badgers did add two intriguing walk-ons to their 2019 course.
As expected, there was not a lot left for Wisconsin to achieve on Nationwide Signing Day right after locking up the vast the greater part of its 2019 course back again in December, a deep and talented group that is poised to end in the prime 30 nationally this cycle, in accordance to 247Athletics.
On the other hand, it would not be a Wisconsin Signing Day if a walk-on or two did not put pen to paper and officially turning out to be Badgers, and that is exactly what took place on Wednesday with the additions of Sun Prairie (WI) extensive receiver Cooper Nelson and Wexford (PA) North Alleghany basic safety Dante Caputo.
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Nelson fully commited to Wisconsin back again on the very first of the thirty day period around a scholarship supply from Western Illinois and extra walk-on features from Iowa and Iowa Point out. He is coming off a big senior period for Sun Prairie in which he recorded 60 catches for 1,027 yards and 13 touchdowns on his way to earning All-Point out honors by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
Nelson possesses an enjoyable sizing/pace mix at 6’4 and a noted 4.58 40-property sprint time that potential customers me to experience self-confident in his potential to establish into an influence participant at receiver down the line for the Badgers. It also doesn’t hurt that he has Wisconsin Football in his blood, as his dad, Scott, was a 4-12 months starter at basic safety for Wisconsin in the late ‘ ’80s/early ’90s.
Caputo fully commited to Wisconsin and subsequently despatched in his signature on Wednesday, deciding upon the Badgers around other walk-on possibilities from Pittsburgh and Utah Point out. His cousin, former Wisconsin basic safety Michael Caputo, is at this time on Gary Andersen’s team with the Aggies and played a important purpose in Dante’s determination to continue his soccer occupation in Madison. He had this to say to BadgerBlitz.com about Michael’s influence on the move:
Mike is not the most talkative male and was absent off recruiting and coaching a lot of the time. On the other hand, when we did get a chance to chat he had almost nothing but optimistic factors to say about the Wisconsin system, coaches, and Madison.
In our last discussion he said that I would do nicely and love it there. I usually had optimistic thoughts about the system and school though expanding up and he did almost nothing but fortify all those thoughts.
Nelson and Caputo be a part of a 2019 walk-on course that also contains linebacker Jackson Kollath (Sussex, WI), extensive receiver Cam Phillips (San Francisco, CA), linebacker Tatum Grass (Holmen, WI), offensive lineman Logan O’Brien (Fennimore, WI) , and kicker/punter Blake Wilcox (Wales, WI).