When you look at defensive end Conor Sheehy you wouldn’t think he just finished his junior year of football. Standing at 6’4″ and weighing 260 pounds, the Milwaukee Marquette Hilltoppers star defensive player has already committed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2014 season.
After receiving an earlier offer from the Michigan Wolverines, Sheehy decided to continue playing football in his home state and chose the Badgers back in September. Coach Bret Bielema is probably the happiest man next to Sheehy as he was able to snatch a very good defensive linemen away from a rival Big Ten team.
Sheehy’s numbers this season as well as last season have been impressive. As just a sophomore, Sheehy recorded 80 total tackles to go along with his six sacks. This season Sheehy racked up 70 total tackles while improving on his sacks number by recording eight of those.
This is all good news to Bielema and the rest of the Badgers. The 2014 class is slowly starting to shape up as one of the better classes in Madison in recent years. Adding a run stopper and a guy who can also sack the quarterback like Sheehy will improve what will already be a good defensive line. With young talent on the team already and the departure of upperclassmen on the line, Sheehy will look to make an impact once he steps foot on the Madison campus.
With the addition of Sheehy, 2014 looks to be a very promising time for the Badgers and their fans. Joining Sheehy in 2014 in Madison is one of the top quarterbacks in the nation Chance Stewart (Sturgis, MI) as well as offensive linemen George Panos (Hartland, WI) and Jaden Gault (Monona Grove, WI) and defensive tackle Craig Evans (Sun Prairie, WI).