2020 Punter Gavin Meyers Announces Commitment to Wisconsin
More recruiting news on Wednesday that involves the cardinal and white, as 2020 punter Gavin Meyers announced via social media that he has committed to Wisconsin.
Bucky's 5th Quarter and 247Sports' Evan Flood both reported that Meyers, from Oshkosh, Wis. (Lourdes Academy), is a walk-on. The specialist confirmed that with AllBadgers.com later on early Wednesday evening.
Kohl's Kicking rates Meyers as a five-star punter, No. 18 in the nation for the 2020 class. Wisconsin signed two other specialists for the 2020 class in Neenah's Jack Van Dyke (kicker) and Eau Claire Memorial's Duncan McKinley (long snapper), but punter Andy Vujnovich also transferred to the program from Division III Dubuque.
According to WisSports.net, Meyers punted just 13 times during the 2017 season but averaged 41.6 yards per boot.
During the 2019 season, he performed just 12 punts for a 36.6-yard average. He also played wide receiver and defensive back for the Knights.
The in-state product would join a specialists room that would include Van Dyke, McKinley and Vujnovich and the following players at their respective positions:
- Kicker: Collin Larsh, Blake Wilcox, Joe Stoll,
- Punter: Conor Schlichting
- Longsnapper: Adam Bay, Josh Bernhagen, Peter Bowden
Wisconsin will be without Anthony Lotti and Connor Allen at the punter position, Zach Hintze as a placekicker and standout kickoff specialist, as those seniors exhausted their eligibility.
AllBadgers.com will have an article up on Thursday morning with Meyers on his quick recruiting courtship with UW, what he feels he can bring to the Badgers, and more.
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Ed. note: AllBadgers.com correctly noted Meyers' yards per punt average for 2019 and 2017.