WISCONSIN — Wisconsin is set to add four-star linebacker Jordon Moore to its 2017 recruiting class, ESPN reported on Friday.
Sources close to the situation told ESPN that Wisconsin is expected to announce the signing Friday morning.
Moore is considered one of the nation’s top corners, and Wisconsin is likely to use the signing as an opportunity to add more talent to its defensive backfield.
A four-year starter for the Badgers, Moore started all 13 games in 2016, playing every snap and making three interceptions.
Wisconsin ranked fourth in the nation in total defense and third in the conference in scoring defense.
The Badgers are expected to use their signing of Moore as an excuse to make a splash in the 2018 NFL Draft, and the Badger offensive line and defensive backfield is one of their biggest needs this offseason.
Moore’s recruitment is the latest sign of how quickly the Big Ten’s recruiting landscape is evolving.
Wisconsin, a Big Ten team since 2014, lost its top five recruiting classes in recent years.
The Wolverines finished No. 8 nationally in the 247Sports Composite in 2017 and were No. 7 in the SEC in 2018.
Wisconsin is one stop short of the top four ranked teams in the country and one of five undefeated teams in college football this season.
The Big Ten has been the most consistent conference in terms of signing recruiting classes since joining the league in 2017, and Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State have all had multiple commitments in the class of 2020.