WISCruiting Weekly: May 29, 2013

Scottsdale, Ariz., quarterback Kyle Allen (Desert Mountain) left Wisconsin out of his top five on Tuesday, a relative surprise. - Student Sports

The Badgers missed the cut on a couple of 4-star quarterbacks this week.

Some insight into the current state of Wisconsin football recruiting:

  • Evan Flood of Badger247 says it's unlikely the Badgers receive any more commitments this spring.
  • He also says to keep an eye on Taiwan Deal, LJ Scott, Zavior Hoxie, Thomas Wilson, Chris James and Jon Bezney as potential commitments this summer.
  • Speaking of Bezney, he's slated to visited Madison on Tuesday and came very close to committing. He still has a few schools left to visit, but Wisconsin remains very high on his list.
  • The new coaching staff continues to spend much of its time scouting quarterbacks. Kyle Allen and DeShone Kizer remained the Badgers' top targets heading into this week and it sounded like UW should've been in the hunt for both 4-star quarterbacks. However, when Allen and Kizer named their respective top five schools, Wisconsin failed to make the cut for either. Now, the Badgers must seek other options and Flood reports Nico Pierre (offered this week) as the main target with dual-threat quarterback D.J. Gillins possibly receiving an offer in the near future, as well.

Offers:

(All are Class of 2014 unless otherwise noted).

-- May 22: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB-PRO Nico Pierre, Miami, FL. | 6-foot-1, 201 pounds

-- May 22: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OLB Sherrod Pittman, Jacksonville, FL. | 6-foot-1, 215 pounds

-- May 22: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OG Marcelys Jones, Cleveland, OH. | 6-foot-5, 325 pounds

(Committed to Ohio State on 12/25/12)

-- May 22: (Not Rated) CB Dedric Brinson, Lake Wales, FL. | 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OT Michael Grimm, Bethel Park, PA. | 6-foot-7, 315 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit RB Jonathan Vickers, Tallahassee, FL. | 5-foot-11, 212 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit TE/DE/OT Matt Nelson, Cedar Rapids, IA. | 6-foot-8, 250 pounds

-- May 24: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit CB/ATH John Plattenburg Jr., Corona, CA. | 5-foot-11, 187 pounds

-- May 24: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OLB Nico Firios, Longwood, FL. | 6-foot-1, 220 pounds

-- May 24: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit RB Madre London, Fort Lauderdale, FL. | 6-foot-1, 205 pounds

-- May 24: (Not Rated) DE Jacob Tuioti-mariner, Bellflower, CA. | 6-foot-2, 248 pounds

-- May 28: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit S Khalia Hackett, Douglasville, GA. | 6-foot-3, 205 pounds

Unofficial visits to Madison:

-- May 28: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OT Jon Bezney, Cincinnati, OH. | 6-foot-5, 275 pounds

Coaching visits:

Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig:

-- May 22: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB-PRO Nico Pierre, Miami, FL. | 6-foot-1, 201 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB-PRO JJ Cosentino, Pittsburgh, PA. | 6-foot-4, 215 pounds

(Committed to Florida State on 3/18/13).

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda:

-- May 22: (Not Rated) CB Dedric Brinson, Lake Wales, FL. | 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OT Denzel Ward, Bradenton, FL. | 6-foot-8, 307 pounds

-- May 23: (Not Rated) C Donnie Foster, Bradenton, FL. | 6-foot-4, 300 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB-PRO Michael O'Connor, Bradenton, FL. | 6-foot-4, 223 pounds

-- May 24: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (Class of 2015) DE Christian Pellage, Brooksville, FL. | 6-foot-7, 245 pounds

-- May 24: (Not Rated) WR Jonathan Thomas, Brooksville, FL. | 6-foot-1, 175 pounds

-- May 24: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit DE Rohan Blackwood, Brooksville, FL. | 6-foot-5, 210 pounds

Running backs coach Thomas Hammock:

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit RB Jonathan Vickers, Tallahassee, FL. | 5-foot-11, 212 pounds

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH/RB/CB Brandon Powell, Deerfield Beach, FL. | 5-foot-10, 171 pounds

Defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a:

-- May 23: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit DT Ainuu Taua, Lompoc, CA. | 5-foot-11, 287 pounds

Secondary coach Ben Strickland:

-- May 24: (Not Rated) ILB Austin Roberts, Rice Lake, WI. | 6-foot-3, 230 pounds

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