BREAKING: Wisconsin lands 2022 OL Joe Brunner, the No. 1 player in the Badger State

A phenomenal couple of weeks for Wisconsin football continued on Tuesday as the Badgers landed their highest-ranked recruit of the 2022 cycle.

In a race that came down to Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, top Badger State recruit Joe Brunner is staying home. The Whitefish Bay High School star announced his commitment to Wisconsin via Twitter on Tuesday.

Brunner is the top player in the 2022 class from Wisconsin according to 247Sports, and becomes the top commit in the Badger class so far as a high four-star prospect. The Milwaukee native became the ninth commit in the Wisconsin class of 2022 and the second offensive lineman to choose the Badgers (Barrett Nelson).

Nelson played at both RT and DL during his junior season at Whitefish Bay and earned AP all-state recognition as well as being a first-team all-conference selection. The 6-foot-6 lineman becomes the fourth Badger State commit in the Wisconsin class so far.