What Wisconsin fans need to know about the early signing period

Wisconsin is expected to sign most of its 19 committed players in the 2018 class when the early signing period arrives Dec. 20. That’s good news for the Badgers, who took care of their recruiting work well in advance to land a group of players that largely was committed by the summer.

Here is a look at where things stand for Wisconsin as the early signing period approaches.

What is the early signing period?

The early signing period allows high school seniors to sign roughly six weeks earlier than the previous signing period. This is the first year of its existence after the NCAA adopted it. National Signing Day will still be held Feb. 7.

When is the early signing period?

Dec. 20-22.

Which Wisconsin commits are signing during the early signing period?

Here is the list of projected signees, which is subject to change in the next couple of days:

  • ILB Jack Sanborn (Lake Zurich, Ill.)
  • WR Aron Cruickshank (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • DE Boyd Dietzen (Kimberly, Wis.)
  • CB Travian Blaylock (Humble, Texas)
  • CB Donte Burton (Loganville, Ga.)
  • DE Cormac Sampson (Eau Claire, Wis.)
  • S Reggie Pearson Jr. (River Rouge, Mich.)
  • TE Jaylan Franklin (Rockwood, Mich.)
  • RB Nakia Watson (Austin, Texas)
  • DE Isaiah Mullens (Columbus, Ohio)
  • OT Michael Furtney (Milan, Mich.)
  • WR Taj Mustapha (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
  • WR Isaac Guerendo (Avon, Ind.)
  • LB Mason Platter (Menomonie, Wis.)
  • DT Bryson Williams (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • LB CJ Goetz (Waukesha, Wis.)
  • CB Alexander Smith (Culver City, Calif.)
  • QB Chase Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • WR A.J. Abbott (West Bloomfield, Mich.)

Which Wisconsin recruits are announcing during the early signing period?

None. However, Wisconsin is still pursuing wide receiver John Jackson (Gardena, Calif.), cornerback Jairus Brents (Louisville, Ky.) and wide receiver/safety Dallas Craddieth (Florissant, Mo.). Jackson is scheduled to take an official visit Jan. 20.

Which Wisconsin commits aren’t signing during the early signing period?

Barring a surprise, all commits are expected to sign early.

Which Wisconsin commits are enrolling early?

  • WR Aron Cruickshank (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • CB Donte Burton (Loganville, Ga.)
  • S Reggie Pearson Jr. (River Rouge, Mich.)
  • WR Taj Mustapha (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
  • DT Bryson Williams (Lincoln, Neb.)

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