Commitment Impact: David Moorman

With the help of national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu, BadgerNation breaks down the commitment impact of Northville (MI) four-star offensive lineman David Moorman to Wisconsin.

Committed Over: David Moorman committed to Wisconsin over offers from Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan.

Rated: Moorman is a four-star prospect, the No.28 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com and the No.296 overall prospect in the Scout 300.

On Film: Moorman is a powerful kid who does a good job of keeping his feet underneath him and moving as a run blocker. He plays with the desired "nasty streak" for an offensive lineman and buries defenders with regularity. He is a solid athlete. He's not a ballerina out there, but is able to move, redirect and make blocks on the second level. He plays tackle in high school but does not have the prototypical height or length for that spot and may be best suited for guard. He is still working on his technique in pass protection and must continue to work on explosion and flexibility. Intangibly, he is a very hard worker and a great kid who is going to be a great locker room presence. – National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu

Recruiting Impact: We talked earlier this week about how Jon Dietzen's commitment was a big domino for the Badgers, getting the top player in state and a position of weakness. Getting Moorman's pick is arguably bigger for Wisconsin. He's the first player lower peninsula player to commit to UW since 2009 and the first four-star player from Michigan since Scout started ranking kids over a decade ago.

UW will still take two more linemen in this class and Sam Madden (a New Jersey prospect who will visit for camp next month) is one of their top targets. Needless to say this was a good week for the Badgers.

Quotable: "Once I got to learn different things about the university, their great business program, a chance to get a great degree and play Big Ten football, play in front of thousands of fans, it was the right decision. Throughout the process, they were always very honest. There were some schools that I thought were kind of stringing me along but they were up front about where I stood and what I needed to do to earn an offer. As I got to know them better, I really saw that they care about their players. They care about winning, but they care what kind of young men their players are going to be."

Final Thought: Moorman fits into what the Badgers want to do. He is a physical kid who has been dominant in the run game throughout his high school career. In camp settings, he has demonstrated the tools to be just as good in pass protection, but needs more experience there. He will have to adjust to playing guard, but he is a good fit there and we think he will have a good career for the Badgers.

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