Wisconsin picked up its first commitment of the 2018 class on Saturday night when defensive back Reggie Pearson pledged to the Badgers.
Im so excited to say i have verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin. And all i gotta say is that; Im glad to be a Badger!!!???
— Reggie (@reggiepearson21) August 27, 2016
Reggie Pearson committed to #Badgers just 1 game into his jr season. "I'm a loyal kid. When I pick something, that's what it's going to be."
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) August 27, 2016
Pearson is a three-star safety, according to 247 Sports, and he picked Wisconsin over Iowa, Michigan State, Duke, Wake Forrest and a few others.
The River Rouge, Mich. native is rated as the 43rd-best safety in his class and the 10th-best 2018 prospect in the state of Michigan. Pearson is listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds.
While Pearson is the first verbal piece of Paul Chryst’s 2018 class, the Badgers currently have 11 members in their 2017 class. That class is currently rated 44th in the nation by 247 and features one defensive back in Ke’Shan Pennamon.