Eugene Hilton Jr. Commits to Wisconsin; 4-Star WR is Son of Former NFLer T.Y. Hilton

Eugene Hilton Jr. Commits to Wisconsin; 4-Star WR is Son of Former NFLer T.Y. Hilton
zach bacharContributor IJune 14, 2024

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 31: A general view of a Wisconsin Badgers helmet during the National team practice for the Reese's Senior Bowl on January 31, 2024 at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.  (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Wide receiver Eugene Hilton Jr. officially committed to Wisconsin on Friday.

The 4-star prospect’s announcement was made by his father, former four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton.

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JUMP AROUND!!!! Committed 👻Jr

The younger Hilton is ranked as the No. 63 wideout and the No. 7 prospect from the state of Indiana in the 2025 recruiting class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He received offers from Georgia, Arkansas, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Kansas before making his choice to join the Badgers.

In 10 games during his junior season, Hilton hauled in 46 receptions for 836 yards and 10 touchdowns after recording 49 catches for 598 yards and five scores as a sophomore (h/t 247Sports).

His decision to join Wisconsin doesn’t come as a large surprise, as he visited the school on June 7 and discussed the bonds that he made with head coach Luke Fickell as well as the rest of the Badgers’ coaching staff.

“We built a great connection over time,” Hilton said, per Steve Wiltfong of “I think this weekend helped me learn a lot more about them. And kind of just be closer. I think that helped me cut out some other schools, see what schools I wanted to keep and see if they checked off the boxes that I have.”

He added that he would “definitely” consider committing to Wisconsin “after going there and seeing everything they have to offer.”

The Badgers’ 2025 recruiting efforts have paid off, as the team currently ranks No. 12 in the country after the latest commitment from Hilton (via 247Sports). This represents an increase from 2024 for Fickell’s program, as Wisconsin’s previous recruiting class held the No. 25 ranking.

After his father completed a phenomenal collegiate career at Florida International and was named the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, the younger Hilton will look to carve out his own college legacy.

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