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WISCruiting Weekly: May 15, 2013

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The latest and most important news from the past week of Wisconsin recruiting.

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

This past week marked another busy one in Badgers recruiting, particularly in Georgia, where coaches Thomas Hammock and Dave Aranda visited with a combined 14 recruits. Wisconsin continued to make scholarship offers to players scattered from coast-to-coast, offering to 20 new players this past week.

Earlier this week, we also learned from Evan Flood of Badger247 that tight end Carson Meier -- who made an unofficial visit this past weekend -- talked about Wisconsin as his frontrunner.

"I love Wisconsin," he told 247sports. "It's my favorite out of the offers I've got so far. I love the stadium, the atmosphere, and the school. It's a really good school academically. They're a good football program. They've won the Big Ten three years in a row."

In other news, it unfortunately sounds like cornerback Troy Vincent is leaning towards committing to Penn State, which is closer to home for the Maryland native.

And to end on a more positive note, Flood believes running back Taiwan Deal and athlete Ula Tolutau are close to signing with Wisconsin.

Scholarship Offers:

(All are class of 2014 unless otherwise noted.)

-- May 8: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH Ula Tolutau, Salt Lake City, UT. | 6-foot-1, 230 pounds

-- May 9: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) DE D'Andre Walker, Fairburn, G. | 6-foot-2, 210 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit CB Qua Searcy, Barnesville, GA. | 5-foot-11, 165 pounds

-- May 9: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) ATH Arrington Farrar, Atlanta, GA. | 6-foot-2, 195 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OLB Tegray Scales, Cincinnati, OH. | 6-foot-2, 215 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OLB Kirk Tucker, Tucker, GA. | 6-foot-2, 185 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit S Allen Artis, Marietta, GA. | 6-foot-1, 195 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit DE Joe Henderson, Cleveland, OH. | 6-foot-4, 220 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit DT Tashon Smallwood, Fresno, CA. | 6-1, 280 pounds

(Committed to USC on 2/24/13)

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit S Cortez McDowell, Locust Grove, GA. | 6-foot-1, 200 pounds

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH Thomas Wilson, Buford, GA. | 5-foot-11, 175 pounds

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit DT Tyler Powell, Midlothian, VA. | 6-foot-4, 252 pounds

-- May 10: (Not Rated) CB Zavior Hoxie, Buford, GA. | 5-foot-11, 180 pounds

-- May 13: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH, DE Jimmy Bayes, Immokalee, FL. | 6-foot-3, 190 pounds

(Committed to South Florida on 1/30/13)

-- May 14: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) ILB, FB Joshua Thomas, Buford, GA. | 5-foot-11, 200 pounds

-- May 14: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) DE Joshua Alabi, Detroit, MI. | 6-foot-4, 260 pounds

-- May 14: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) OLB Jeffrey Holland, Jacksonville, FL. | 6-foot-2, 230 pounds

-- May 14: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) CB Kevin Toliver II, Jacksonville, FL. | 6-foot-2, 180 pounds

(Committed to LSU on 11/4/12)

-- May 14: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit WR Isiah Ford, Jacksonville, FL. | 6-foot-2, 170 pounds

(Committed to Louisville on 5/11/13)

-- May 15: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) CB Von Davis, Mount Dora, FL | 5-foot-11, 175 pounds

Unofficial visits to Madison:

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit TE Carson Meier, Tulsa, OK. | 6-foot-6, 220 pounds

-- May 11: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) S Cario Davison, Galion, OH. | 6-foot-2, 190 pounds

Coaching Visits:

Tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Jeff Genyk:

-- May 8: (Not Rated) TE Andrew Gray, Chardon, OH. | 6-foot-4, 215 pounds

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB Jalen Brady, Grand Ledge, MI. | 6-foot, 185 pounds

-- May 13: (Not Rated) K Shane Hynes, Clarkston, MI. | 5-foot-9, 140 pounds

-- May 14: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) QB Alex Malzone, Bloomfield Hills, MI. | 6-foot-2, 185 pounds

Running backs coach Thomas Hammock:

-- May 8: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) DE D'Andre Walker, Fairburn, GA. | 6-foot-2, 210 pounds

-- May 8: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit S Elliott Berry, Fairburn, GA. | 5-foot-11, 190 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit CB Qua Searcy, Barnesville, GA. | 5-foot-11, 165 pounds

-- May 9: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) ATH Arrington Farrar, Atlanta, GA. | 6-foot-2, 195 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH Stanton Truitt, Monroe, GA. | 5-foot-10, 180 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit DE Andrew Williams, Mcdonough, GA. | 6-foot-4, 231 pounds

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit WR Gregory Phillips, Lithonia, GA. | 5-foot-11, 181 pounds

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH Thomas Wilson, Buford, GA. | 5-foot-11, 175 pounds

-- May 10: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ILB Korie Rodgers, Buford, GA. | 6-foot-1, 210 pounds

-- May 14: (Not Rated - Class of 2015) ILB, FB Joshua Thomas, Buford, GA. | 5-foot-11, 200 pounds

-- May 14: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit RB Stanley Williams Monroe, GA. | 5-foot-8, 189 pounds

Defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a:

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OG Damien Mama, Bellflower, CA. | 6-foot-5, 340 pounds

-- May 13: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH Ula Tolutau, Salt Lake City, UT. | 6-foot-1, 230 pounds

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda:

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OLB Kirk Tucker, Tucker, GA. | 6-foot-2, 185 pounds

-- May 10: (Not Rated) CB Zavior Hoxie, Buford, GA. | 5-foot-11, 180 pounds

Secondary coach Bill Busch:

-- May 9: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit OLB Tegray Scales, Cincinnati, OH. | 6-foot-2, 215 pounds

Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig:

-- May 13: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB-DUAL DeShone Kizer, Toledo, OH. | 6-foot-5, 207 pounds

-- May 14: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB Sean White, Hollywood, FL. | 6-foot-2, 204 pounds

-- May 14: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit QB Nico Pierre, Miami, FL. | 6-foot-1, 201 pounds

Wide Receivers coach Chris Beatty:

-- May 13: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit ATH, DE Jimmy Bayes, Immokalee, FL. | 6-foot-3, 190 pounds