Wisconsin Football Lands a Verbal Commitment From 4-Star CB Omillio Agard
After a rough stretch for Wisconsin football on the recruiting trail, the Badgers bounced back in a major way on Saturday afternoon.
An official visit to Madison this past month helped net 2024 four-star cornerback Omillio Agard from Philidelphia, Pennslyvania, who announced his commitment to the University of Wisconsin, making him the second-highest CB recruit in program history (Rivals has him at the highest).
It’s over wit! pic.twitter.com/ZN13upEM0U
— Omillio Agard (@OmillioA) July 2, 2023
According to the industry-generated composite rankings, Agard is the No. 352 overall prospect in the 2024 recruiting cycle, the No. 30 CB in the country, and the No. 9 player in Pennslyvania.
Agard chose UW over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Tennessee, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Miami (FL), Oklahoma, USC, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Penn State, and others.
“You always want to go where you’re wanted and where you’re needed,” Agard said. “They showed me that at Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin football now has four players committed in the 2024 cycle from Pennslyvania, and safeties coach Colin Hitschler continues his tear on the recruiting trail — netting his sixth commit in this class.
What Wisconsin Football is Getting in Four-Star CB Omillio Agard
First things first, landing a cornerback recruit like Omillio Agard is a massive win for Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff. Although he may not fit the thresholds we’ve seen UW prioritize on the recruiting trail, you throw those out the window when you have a chance at someone like Agard.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound corner registered 35 tackles, 15 pass deflections, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles during his junior season at St. Josephs Prep.
Agard has good hips, can change direction quickly, and has the foot speed to mirror opponents on the boundary or from the slot. Overall, he looks like an instinctual, playmaking corner prospect with a ton of upside.
“I feel like I could be developed there, mentally and physically, with their program and also as a man,” Agard said. “I can get on the field early, and I feel like I can excel in their defense.”
I love his fit in Mike Tressel’s system, and because of his versatility, Agard has a real chance to contribute early to the Wisconsin football program.
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