Wisconsin snags four-star 2018 guard Tyler Herro

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Greg Gard landed perhaps his most important recruiting victory on Monday afternoon as in-state Class of 2018 guard Tyler Herro pledged to the Badgers.

A consensus four-star prospect who is ranked No. 66 in the latest Rivals Class of 2018 national rankings, Herro is a talented 6-foot-4 guard who can put up points and handle the ball a bit.

Herro’s commitment is Wisconsin’s first in the Class of 2018 and its an important one because Gard and the Badgers were able to keep a potential national recruit home. Arizona had recently offered Herro and others were likely to join and for Gard to keep him here is very big for his recruiting future.

The Badgers did a nice job in the Class of 2017, as they’ve landed some skilled shooters, including four-star guard Brad Davison and four-star forward Nathan Reuvers. Now they’ve also started well in the next class and not many college programs have commitments from four-star top-100 prospects.