The Badgers have found another key offensive tackle in the class of 2024.
The Wisconsin Badgers have committed since 2024 to four-star offensive tackle Kevin Heywood, it was announced Tuesday.
The 6’7, 290-pound Penn State tackle Heywood is an important addition to the Badgers, who chose Wisconsin over Penn State, a program that gained several offensive line recruits from Wisconsin during this cycle.
Heywood’s commitment comes with intriguing timing, as the offensive tackle had state visits with Kentucky, Auburn and USC in the following weeks, while also gaining traction in the recruiting path.
However, the official visit to Wisconsin appeared to be enough for the offensive tackle to commit, joining the state’s three-star recruit Derek Jensen as the Badgers’ offensive tackle in the 2024 tournament.
The Badgers haven’t seen their strongest results yet with the offensive line class, but they apparently weren’t interested in in-state options, instead finding a better fit in Heywood, who was recruited primarily by safety coach Colin Hechler and offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. .
Wisconsin still has several offensive line targets on its board, like Ryan Currie, Colin Cobberley, and Ronan O’Connell, but it’s landing its second projected offensive tackle in the class of 2024, setting it up to start the month of June.
Heywood joins defensive end Hank Weber and linebacker Vernon Woodward as he commits to the squad so far in June.
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