Commitment Impact: Kevin Estes

A gritty offensive lineman with a big frame, San Marcos (CA) offensive tackle Kevin Estes is another huge score for Wisconsin in the state of California. BadgerNation examines the impact of the commitment.

Committed Over: Kevin Estes committed to Wisconsin over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado State, Duke, Miami (FL), Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah and Washington State.

Rated: Estes is currently ranked a three-star prospect and the No.55 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com.

On Film: The first thing that jumps out with Estes is his athleticism. When you watch his tape, there are times you'll see the big tackle 50 yards down the field making a block on a safety or corner. His ability to get out and run and play in space makes him very unique and he could be the most athletic tackle in the state. He has an ideal tackle frame as well, long, lean with plenty of room to add more size. He's a well built 6-foot-5, 270 pounds and should easily be able to carry another 30 pounds or so without losing any of his athleticism. He's an advanced pass blocker who can shuffle his feet and has excellent lateral mobility but is strong as a run blocker as well, using leverage and a quick get off to win at the point of attack. – National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins

Recruiting Impact: With two four-star prospects and two three-star prospects currently in the fold, Wisconsin has accomplished its goal of rebuilding the offensive line with quality talent. With scholarship availability starting to dwindle, the Badgers appear to be done at the position. However, of the seven uncommitted players Wisconsin currently has offers out to, Honolulu Punahou four-star offensive guard Semisi Uluave has the Badgers in his top five and will likely take an official visit in the fall.

Quotable: “It was a big deal for me and my family and I was honored. Wisconsin is known as "O-Line U" so that meant a lot.” - Estes

Final Thought: A physical specimen in the trenches, Estes has the size (6-6, 273 pounds) and that edge to him that’s going to give him a leg up at Wisconsin. His ranking doesn’t reflect what a big grab this is for the Badgers, who are making a big impact in the state of California during this 2015 recruiting cycle.

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