While the Wisconsin coaching staff has been notorious for flipping commits the past few years, it doesn’t mean their commits are safe either.
Miami Gulliver Prep middle linebacker Dominic Sheppard committed to Wisconsin July 29 and has been a tackling machine his senior season and a leader for the defense. Several schools have stayed persistent trying to get the three-star prospect up on a visit, so how solid his pledge to Wisconsin after committing months ago?
“I have not set up any visits anywhere but Wisconsin,” Sheppard told BadgerNation. “I plan on visiting Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Louisville though. I have been hearing a lot from those schools. I am still 100 percent committed to Wisconsin.”
The 6-1, 210-pound Sheppard – ranked the No. 67 ranked middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com - decided on the Badgers over Alabama, Clemson, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State, amongst many others, because of the connection he developed with wide receiver coach Chris Beatty and plans on furthering that relationship even more.
“I talk to Coach Beatty a lot, but it is tough because it is during the season,” said Sheppard. “Our relationship I would say is strong, but it could get better. He says that he is going to visit the game next week against Booker T Washington, and they are the number one high school in the country.”
Sheppard has set an official visit to Madison for October 24, the weekend the Badgers face off against Maryland, and is eager to see what a game-day atmosphere is like.
“I’m very excited for my official to Wisconsin,” said Sheppard. “Hopefully I will have a great time up there so I can stay committed. I like that I have a great opportunity to play (at Wisconsin).”