Southwest LB commits to Wisconsin over Nebraska
Three-star linebacker Malik Reed recently made a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska, but that official visit wasn’t enough to sway his commitment to the Huskers.
On Tuesday, Reed verbally committed to Wisconsin, and is 11th player to join the Badgers’ 2020 recruiting class. His decision comes four days after taking an official visit to Nebraska, and he visited Wisconsin earlier this month, according to 247Sports.
Reed made his announcement official on Twitter.
“I want to thank every coach and program that has recruited me,” Reed wrote in a tweet. “With that being said I am 100% committed to THE University of Wisconsin.”
— Malik reed (@malik_tbc) June 25, 2019
A 6-foot-2, 220-pound inside linebacker out of Chandler, Arizona, Reed is ranked as one of the 20 best players out of his home state. He’s listed as the No. 41 outside linebacker in the 2020 class, and ranks No. 641 overall.
Per 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions, Reed considered Wisconsin and Nebraska heavily among his eight offers. Six other schools had interest in the hard-hitting linebacker, including Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Indiana, Oregon State and Washington State.
Reed is the fourth linebacker to verbally commit to Wisconsin this cycle, along with Nick Herbig (four-star), Cole Dakovich (three-star), and Jordan Turner (three-star). Turner committed on Monday.
Wisconsin’s recruiting class ranks 30th nationally and seventh in the B1G.