The Badgers barely got back to Madison before the biggest news of Big Ten Media Days was made, as 3-star linebacker Dominic Sheppard announced his verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin. The product of Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep announced his collegiate choice via Twitter.
It was a huge win for the Badgers—as they not only picked up a verbal from a South Florida prospect, but they also got a major upset according to the recruiting experts. The 247Sports Crystal Ball saw this as a near clean-sweep for the Miami Hurricanes, who had 73 percent of the 11 predictions in. Wisconsin did have the other 23 percent however.
What makes this recruiting win so huge is the list of offers out there for Sheppard to have chosen from. The three-star linebacker chose the Badgers over offers from the likes of Miami, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and others.
Sheppard is the No. 47-ranked inside linebacker according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also the No. 634-ranked prospect nati...