The Wisconsin Football program landed its seventh commitment for the upcoming 2023 class, with edge rusher Jordan Mayer announcing that he would be joining the team following his recent official visit to Madison.
What to know about the newest member of the Wisconsin Football program
The 6’4″ – 235-pound Mayer is a three-star recruit from Thomas Jefferson High School in Clairton, Pennsylvania. This is now the fifth-straight recruiting class where the Badgers have landed a prospect from the state of Pennsylvania.
According to 247Sports, Mayer is the 54th ranked edge rusher in the 2023 class and the 17th overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. During his junior season, Evan Flood would note that Mayer recorded 39 tackles and two sacks.
Originally, Mayer had committed to Boston College but would open his recruiting back up not long after he received an offer from the Badgers. In addition to Wisconsin and Boston College, Mayer also had offers from West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, and Georgia Tech, along with several other offers that brought the total to 24.
Led by OLB Coach Bobby April, Mayer will eventually be joining a very talented and deep edge rusher room at Wisconsin. This season, that group is headlined by Nick Herbig and CJ Goetz. Also competing for playing time will be TJ Bollers, Darryl Peterson, Kaden Johnson, and Aaron Witt.
Last season, this was a Wisconsin defense that was once again dominant under Jim Leonhard, finishing first in fewest yards per game allowed, second in yards per play given up, and allowing only 19 touchdowns–the third-fewest in college football.
The Badgers also have a rich history recently of putting edge rushers in the NFL.
Joining Mayer next season will be Jaquez Keyes (RB), James Durand (IOL), Nate White (RB), Tyler Jansey (LB), Roderick Pierce (DL), and Justin Taylor (ATH)–all three-star recruits as well.
With a long way still to go on the 2023 recruiting trail, the Badgers currently have the 31st ranked class, according to 247Sports, and rank eighth in the Big Ten–although six of the seven teams in front of them have at a minimum two more commitments.