Football – Wisconsin Athletics – National Signing Day 2018

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin football program announced Wednesday the addition of 26 signees for the 2018 season, a class of 19 scholarship players and seven walk-ons.


“Today is a special day, not only for the Wisconsin football program, but also for the young men and their families who have worked so hard for this opportunity,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “I want to congratulate all of them and welcome them into the Badger family.


“It’s been extremely rewarding to get to know all of our signees and their families throughout this process. What I’ve been most impressed with is how well they fit with one another, within our football program and with the University of Wisconsin. We obviously feel they can add value to our team on the field, but just as important is how their personalities, character and work ethic fit this university and our football program.


“We’re very excited to add 26 high-quality young men to our program today and look forward to helping them grow through the next chapter of their lives.”

Name Status Position Height Weight Hometown (High School)
A.J. Abbott Scholarship WR 6-2 187 Northville, Mich. (West Bloomfield)
Travian Blaylock Scholarship CB 6-0 180 Humble, Texas (Atascocita)
Donte Burton Scholarship CB 6-0 175 Loganville, Ga. (Loganville)
Aron Cruickshank Scholarship ATH 5-11 158 Brooklyn, N.Y. (Erasmus Hall)
Boyd Dietzen Scholarship DE 6-4 245 Combined Locks, Wis. (Kimberly)
Jaylan Franklin Scholarship TE 6-5 210 Brownstown, Mich. (O.A. Carlson)
Michael Furtney Scholarship OG 6-5 290 Milan, Mich. (Milan)
C.J. Goetz Scholarship OLB 6-4 230 Muskego, Wis. (Catholic Memorial)
Isaac Guerendo Scholarship ATH 6-1 195 Clayton, Ind. (Avon)
Isaiah Mullens Scholarship DE 6-6 280 Columbus, Ohio (Harvest Prep)
Taj Mustapha Scholarship WR 6-2 195 Southfield, Mich. (West Bloomfield)
Reggie Pearson Scholarship S 5-11 190 Inkster, Mich. (River Rouge)
Mason Platter Scholarship OLB 6-5 225 Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie)
Cormac Sampson Scholarship TE 6-5 240 Eau Claire, Wis. (Memorial)
Jack Sanborn Scholarship ILB 6-2 225 Deer Park, Ill. (Lake Zurich)
Alexander Smith Scholarship CB 6-1 180 Culver City, Calif. (Culver City)
Nakia Watson Scholarship RB 6-0 226 Austin, Texas (Westlake)
Bryson Williams Scholarship NT 6-2 295 Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast)
Chase Wolf Scholarship QB 6-2 207 Loveland, Ohio (Saint Xavier)
Nate Carter Walk-On QB 6-5 195 Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
John Chenal Walk-On ILB 6-3 235 Grantsburg, Wis. (Grantsburg)
Jack Eschenbach Walk-On TE 6-6 210 Downers Grove