The Wisconsin Badgers have been hot on the recruiting trail this week. After only having one recruit in the 2022 class at this time last week, The Badgers added three recruits early this week. They have now added two more more recruits to the class. As a result, they have jumped 41 spots in the national recruiting rankings and sit at 46th overall. Over the last 2 days, they have received commitments from A’Khoury Lyde and Tommy McIntosh.
Wisconsin first added A’Khoury Lyde Tuesday evening as he was one of four Badgers to commit since visiting the Badgers this past weekend. Lyle is a 3 star cornerback from Wayne, NJ and DePaul Catholic. In his junior season, Lyle recorded 4 INT’s and 7 pass break ups. This was only in 6 games as well.
Three-star cornerback A'Khoury Lyde breaks down his commitment to the #Badgers.
— Badger247 (@Badger247) June 22, 2021
Additional schools recruiting Lyles were Virginia Tech, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Syracuse, Boston College, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Duke, and Maryland. Wisconsin has been really good at getting commits early in their process. For the junior season Lyle had, it looks like the Badgers got another talented cornerback for Jim Leonhard.
Tommy McIntosh is the latest recruit to commit to Wisconsin. He is the sixth commit in the 2022 class. There’s a lot to love about McIntosh. His size of 6’4 205 pounds turns him not only into a tall receiver, but a potential physical and athletic receiver. McInosh hails from Dewitt, MI.
— Tommy McIntosh (@TMcIntosh44) June 23, 2021
According to Evan Flood from 247 Sports, “First and foremost, they’re getting an ultra competitive kid,” head coach Rob Zimmerman said. “He is a throwback type of kid that loves to play sports and compete. He’s very competitive on the football field and you can’t coach that. That’s a huge attribute but then he has great length. The thing that separates him from other kids is his body control and ball skills for as tall and long as he is. He has a great catching radius. He finds the ball and doesn’t drop many. He has great hand-eye coordination.”
Flood also mentions: “The 247Sports Composite ranks McIntosh No. 109 nationally at wide receiver and No. 22 overall in Michigan. 247Sports’ in-house rankings have him considerably higher at No. 64 at his position and the No. 15 rising senior in Michigan.”
Iowa, Indiana, Wake Forest, and Cincinnati were also schools that were recruiting McIntosh. I think it’s important to have a receiver now as the 2021 class didn’t have a wide receiver until Skyler Bell and Markus Allen committed late last summer.
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