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Badgers add speedy WR as commit No. 18 for 2018 class

Wisconsin adds more speed at wide receiver with Isaac Guerendo’s commitment to UW.

Wide Receiver has been a sore spot for the Wisconsin Badgers football program for a while now. However, it appears a varied and potentially explosive class is in the making.

On Thursday, that class got much, much, MUCH faster with the addition of Avon (Ind.) wide receiver Isaac Guerendo.

He is one of the fastest 100-meter runners in the state of Indiana and was clocked multiple times as running a 4.4 40-yard dash during the camp circuit.

Guerendo was an under-the-radar prospect and a classic get for the Badgers. UW beat out offers from Air Force, Eastern Michigan, Army, and Ball State. But, he won’t be alone in the Badgers wide receiver ranks for this class. His verbal is the fourth from a pass-catcher this recruiting cycle.

He also became commitment No. 18 for the 2018 class and likely means without a huge target surprisingly committing to the Badgers, this class is likely done.

Guerendo comes to Wisconsin as a dangerous weapon in a multitude of ways. He is a huge asset in the punt return game and is likely to run track at UW as well. He’ll join fellow receiver Aaron Cruickshank as likely football and track guys in Madison starting in 2018.

It appears that Wisconsin is looking to add some big time athleticism to the class as Cruickshank and Guerendo have the outright speed, while Taj Mustapha has the size and his high school teammate A.J. Abbott are there to provide a bit more of the strong possession types.

Wisconsin moved up to the No. 21 ranked class in the country and holds strong at the No. 6 ranked class in the Big Ten this recruiting cycle with this commitment.

Going forward it appears the class is likely full and this fall will be about shoring up the recruiting board and moving forward with the 2019 class in a major way. Barring an unforeseen de-commitments, the Badgers will likely have a big group signing national letters of intent during the first-ever December signing period.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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