WISCruiting Weekly: July 2, 2013

Four-star Jacksonville (Jean Ribault), Fla., quarterback D.J. Gillins will announce his decision Monday. - Student Sports

Wisconsin landed two more commitments since last week's recruiting recap.

Over the past week, the Badgers secured one of coach Gary Andersen's sons and an athletic safety from Florida.

Chasen Andersen, an inside linebacker and son of UW's new head coach, originally committed to BYU back in January. It appears he would've liked to have followed his dad and join Wisconsin from the start, but limited scholarships prevented coach Andersen from offering. In the end, Chasen Andersen decided to make the move to Madison, where he will grayshirt -- essentially, delay his enrollment date -- and join the team in January.

As for safety Austin Hudson, the unrated prospect needed to impress the Wisconsin coaching staff at camp in order to become the school's tenth commitment for its 2014 class.

The latest additions don't help the Badgers' ranking, as they slip to the 39th-ranked recruiting class (sixth-best in the Big Ten), according to 247Sports.

Staying alive in the top five

Wisconsin remains in three-star safety DaeJuan Funderburk's top five, along with Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia and Temple (seriously, Temple?!). Funderburk, a Washington D.C. native, loves the recent winning tradition at UW. He spoke with Badger247 about potentially selecting Wisconsin as a destination:

"It's 50-50," Funderburk said. "It's going to be hard choosing them, but at the same time it isn't, because I'd like to be apart of that program--a winning program. They go to the Rose Bowl almost every year. I would love to be apart of that."

Additionally, the Badgers made the cut for another three-star safety in Christian Byrum. The Virginia Beach athlete technically narrowed his list to six: Wisconsin, Boston College, Duke, North Carolina State, Old Dominion and Syracuse.

Notes

  • Ft. Lauderdale (University Christian), Fla., QB-PRO Sean White has been tearing it up at The Opening this week. Despite his smaller stature (6-foot-2, 204 pounds) and lower profile than some of the other quarterbacks in attendance, White finished third in the initial Elite 11 quarterback rankings on Monday. A consensus three-star quarterback, White's impressed impressed with his accuracy and consistency, while also displaying some previously unseen arm strength. He's currently fielding 13 offers, not including Wisconsin. The Badgers are, however, gaining steam in his recruitment. White told Bud Elliott of SB Nation Recruiting that he's been talking to coach Gary Andersen's staff "a lot, and he expects to make a visit to Madison on July 12. Should things go well there, don't be surprised if Wisconsin offers him then.
  • Four-star Jacksonville (Jean Ribault), Fla., QB-DUAL D.J. Gillins will announce his decision Monday on 3 And Out (hopefully not a harbinger of things to come), a radio show on 103.7 FM, an ESPN affiliate in coastal Georgia. Gillins currently has 14 offers, with Boston College and Wisconsin presumably in the lead and Arizona, Louisville and Vanderbilt rounding out his top five. The Badgers have grown increasingly comfortable with their chances of landing Gillinis as time has gone on, and a commit here would be a total coup for Andersen & co., who continue to build steam for 2014 and beyond.
  • An Izzo from Sparta could soon be a Badger. Three-star Sparta (Pope John XXIII), N.J., tight end Ryan Izzo named his top six on Monday, including USC, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Wisconsin -- "in no order." Izzo was offered by Wisconsin on May 29 and visited June 24. He could become the new staff's first tight end commit at Wisconsin.
  • COMMITS (class of 2014 unless otherwise noted)
    DATE RATING POS NAME HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
    June 27 NR S Austin Hudson Tampa, Fla. 6-2 190
    June 26 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (Grayshirt) ILB Chasen Andersen Logan, Utah 6-0 220
    OFFERS (class of 2014 unless otherwise noted)
    DATE RATING POS NAME HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
    June 27 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB-DUAL/ATH Greg Stroman Manassas, Va. 5-11 160
    June 26 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit S Marquese Dudley-Gordon Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 6-1 190
    June 26 NR (2015) OT Jon Dietzen Seymour, Wis. 6-5 305
    June 25 NR S Austin Hudson Tampa, Fla. 6-2 190
    June 25 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (2015) TE Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. Manlius, N.Y. 6-6 235
    UNOFFICIAL VISIT (class of 2014)
    DATE RATING POS NAME HOMETOWN HEIGHT WEIGHT
    June 27 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (2015) DE/TE Hale Hentges Jefferson City, Mo. 6-4 210
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