2015 Intro: David Moorman

With the University of Wisconsin welcoming its 2015 recruiting class to campus this week, BadgerNation looks at the new Badgers joining the program, like Northville (MI) High offensive lineman David Moorman.

Commitment Date: 5/7/14

Accolades:David Moorman attended Northville High School … ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard in Michigan, No. 2 in the Midwest and No. 17 in the country by Scout.com … of all high school seniors, Moorman ranks No. 290 in the Scout 300 … first-team all-state selection by Associated Press as a senior in 2014 … also named first-team all-area and first-team All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association … also named All-KLAA as a sophomore and junior … two-year team captain … selected to play for Team USA vs. Canada in 2015 International Bowl.

Recruiting Competition: Moorman committed to Wisconsin over offers from Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan. Following the coaching change, Moorman was offered by Penn State and Purdue.

Why Wisconsin? "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 [UW] were upfront 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.”

Scouting Report: 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 played 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.

BadgerNation Prediction: Moorman was one of Wisconsin’s best recruiters, coming to a number of home games to enjoy the atmosphere, build relationships with current commits and sell the uncommitted players on playing for the Badgers. He considered taking an official visit to State College before signing day, but thought better of it after meeting with head coach Paul Chryst and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Rudolph.

Moorman fits into what the Badgers want to do, as he is a physical kid who has been dominant in the run game throughout his high school career. In camp settings, he demonstrated the tools to be just as good in pass protection, but he 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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