It’s officially poaching season.
Hosting Kansas tight end commit Clay Cundiff for an official visit over the weekend, Wisconsin has flipped the Wichita native and standout from Bishop Carroll High School.
The three-star tight end originally committed to the Jayhawks in June over a handful of MAC and FCS offers. UW wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore reached out to Cundiff last week and set up an official visit after meeting with him personally in school.
Cundiff told Badger247 going into the visit that he was leaning towards making the move.
“I feel like I’m ready,” he said. “My mom is super excited about it. She went up with me last year and she’s the same way as me. She loved it up there.
“I really want to go there.”
Wisconsin also had Cundiff on campus in 2017 for the Michigan game.
“I loved it there,” he said. “I always thought I wanted to go there. It’s kind of been my dream school. It’s something I’ve never experienced before. It’s a great atmosphere. Their fan base is just amazing.”
Cundiff met with head coach Paul Chryst on Sunday prior to the end of his visit and officially made the move.
“They said I need to be ready to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ when I’m on the visit,” Cundiff explained on Wednesday. “It’s kind of hard to say ‘No.’ They have such an elite program there.”
The state of Kansas is beginning to provide talent to the Badgers. Since 2016, Wisconsin has pulled three players from the Sunflower State, including Graham Mertz (2019) and Isaiahh Loudermilk (2016). Along with Cundiff, those three are the lone UW commits from the state of Kansas in 247sports composite history (since 2000).
Cundiff is the nation’s No. 60 ranked tight end per the 247sports composite. He is also UW’s 14th commitment in the class of 2019 and joins Hayden Rucci as the second incoming tight end for the program.
Stay tuned to Badger247 for more on Cundiff’s commitment.