Badgers add in-state DT to 2019 recruiting class

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After starting off red-hot in the 2019 recruiting cycle, the past few weeks have been a bit tumultuous for the Wisconsin Badgers. With a pair of verbal commits backing off their pledges, UW needed some good news. Late Friday night, that good news came in the form of a verbal commitment from rising 2019 defensive tackle Keeanu Benton. He comes to the Badgers from Janesville (Craig), Wis. and with a...

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This one will stick. Not highly ranked and in-state.

As a poster stated on a Badger website - beware the early out-of-state commit. Those the the commits that vacillate as the process moves along and the realization sets in that you are moving far away from home. Then some pretty good schools come calling that are closer to home, and boom - they're gone.
 

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Benton is big, 6-4, and goes near 300#. He may get a little taller, and they can turn some of his body fat into muscle. He's not slow, from what I've heard, and might actually be a decent player. It may take a little time, but with his size, they have something to work with.
 

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I like that he's a good wrestler. Those guys tend to do well in the trenches.
 
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