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WISCruiting Weekly: April 24, 2013

Touching on all the Badgers' recruiting news from the past week.


Over the past week, these are the players Wisconsin has offered scholarships:

(All are class of 2014 unless noted otherwise)

Qadree Ollison: 3-star running back from Buffalo, NY (April 17)

Viane Talamaivao: 4-star offensive guard from Corona, CA (April 19)

Jacob Daniel (class of 2015): Not rated defensive tackle from Clovis, CA (April 19)

Kaleb McGary: 4-star defensive end from Tacoma, WA (April 21)

Cameron Phillips: 3-star wide receiver from Hyattsville, Maryland (April 22)

Brock Ruble: 4-star offensive tackle from Hyattsville, Maryland (April 22)

Dravon Henry: 4-star defensive back from Aliquippa, PA (April 22)

Connor Humphreys: 4-star defensive end from Portland, OR (April 23)

Joey Alfieri: 4-star outside linebacker from Portland, OR (April 23)

Minkah Fitzpatrick (class of 2015): Not rated cornerback from Jersey City, NJ (April 23)


Gaelin Elmore (April 19)

Easton Stick (April 22)

UW offensive line coach TJ Woods visited Harrison Phillips (April 22)

UW wide receivers coach Chris Beatty visited Taiwan Deal and Cameron Phillips (April 22)

UW running backs coach Thomas Hammock visited Minkah Fitzpatrick (April 22) and Chad Mavety (April 23) and Patrick Amara (April 24)

Steven Gonzalez (April 23)

UW defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a visited Joey Alfieri (April 23)


Jalen Brady

Rashad Canty

Preston Woods

Harrison Phillips

Connor Morehart

Dominic Cizauskas

Troy Vincent

Craig Evans

Hale Hentges

Gaelin Elmore

Ben Swanton

Jaden Gault

Billy Hirschfeld

Austin Kafentzis


Wisconsin ranks 23rd nationally for its recruiting class, according to 247Sports. Like last week, the Badgers still currently have four 4-star recruits for the 2014 recruiting class.


We discussed Troy Vincent in last week's recruiting roundup as a hot prospect for the Badgers and arguably their biggest target right now for the 2014 recruiting class.

Last weekend was huge, with lots of recruits coming to town for the spring game and Vincent was one of them. According to 247, Vincent gave Wisconsin a perfect "10" in terms of how his visit went.

Courtesy of Evan Flood of Badger247:

"I think everything is great," Vincent told Badger247 Sunday morning. "It was much different than what I expected, but I loved it. I would give the visit a 10. It was better than I thought it would be and I really liked the coaching staff and the players."

Vincent is also very close with secondary coach Ben Strickland, but despite the successful visit, he made no indication on where he's leaning yet.

"They are definitely still an option and I will definitely continue to build a relationship with the university," he said. "At the same time, I have other schools I will be looking at.

"I'm in the process of narrowing things down. No leaders yet."


Flood says Florida State has been making a bit of a push for UW commit George Panos, who visited Florida State a while back as well. Supposedly, Seminole assistant coach Clint Trickett came up to Arrowhead on Monday to check in with Panos. But despite Florida State's persistence, Flood says the UW staff is not worried about losing Panos.