Buckle up, folks. After a pair of commitments from Dallas spiced up last week, this one should continue bringing Wisconsin recruiting intrigue as the weekend's camp approaches. Keep checking back here throughout the week; we'll be sure to round up known camp visits in Wednesday's and Friday's notebooks. We'll also push a little more 'crootin through the B5Q Twitter machine as news comes through.
Ian Dretzka: This Wales (Kettle Moraine), Wisconsin offensive tackle is another known camp visitor for this weekend. There isn't much on him yet, but you can see a couple of highlight reels on his Hudl profile. Here's his tape vs. in-state power Arrowhead:
Tomon Fox (2016): Wisconsin offered this defensive end from Suwanee (Collins Hill), Georgia last week, joining Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Fox is only a sophomore, but you can see why he's picking up such high-profile offers this early in the game.
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Andrew James: Since the Fort Lauderdale (Westminster Academy), Florida wide receiver committed to Wisconsin in March, we've known Andrew James' recruitment was far from over ($). Duke in particular seems to be big on the speedy 5'10 receiver, and James has said he'll visit Durham this summer. He holds 13 offers in total, though none are of a higher-profile than Wisconsin. We're far from the time to worry; after all, this is still early June, James committed three months ago and this process naturally takes a while to fully play out. The three-star prospect is currently the country's No. 99 wide receiver, according to 247Composite.
Kyle Penniston: Everyone's favorite recruit recruiter is still at it, tweeting at Chris Orr and Omari Stringer to join him at Wisconsin. Both of those recruits will camp in Madison this weekend, though Penniston wasn't done with news of his own:
It's official! I'll be visiting the University of Wisconsin on June 14th-16th!! Can't wait to be back in MadTown! ⚪️ #OnWisconsin— -kyle penniston- (@kyle_penniston) June 8, 2014
Lee added an offer from Fresno State last week, but otherwise his recruitment has been quiet of late. 247 Sports doesn't have a Crystal Ball on him yet, but Wisconsin seems firmly in the lead for Lee.
Omari Stringer: We briefly mentioned Stringer above, but he announced his top four over the weekend:
2015 outside linebacker Omari Stringer (@StringerOmari) tells me he has a top four of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.— Matt Jessen-Howard (@mjessenhoward) June 8, 2014
The Crete, Illinois safety (though UW is recruiting him as an outside linebacker) is obviously set on the Big Ten, and it appears Minnesota and Wisconsin are battling hard for him. Stringer's currently the country's No. 69 safety, according to 247Composite. As mentioned above, he'll be at Wisconsin's camp this weekend.
Austin Brown: This three-star athlete from Vernon, Florida added offers from Virginia and South Florida last week, though it still appears Wisconsin's still in the lead. Brown could play wide receiver or safety in college, and 247Composite currently as the No. 36 athlete in the country.
Russell Ude: It's been a while since we mentioned this three-star Atlanta (Westminster School) defensive end, but the hype has always been there. Ude named a top eight on Friday, including Wisconsin alongside Cal, Boston College, Oregon, Miami, Penn State, UCLA and Michigan State. That was the order per his list (Wisconsin was between UCLA and Michigan State), though you can never really look into that unless its explicitly stated; Ude also said he'll still consider any new offers. One look at his highlight tape suggests more will indeed be coming.
Mohamed Barry: Three-star linebacker from Loganville (Grayson), Georgia is also visiting this weekend. He visited South Florida last week, per 247, and his recruitment seems relatively split between Syracuse and Wisconsin at this point.