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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer pair of cornerbacks

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A couple of new offers widened the net for Wisconsin to land its second commitment at cornerback.

Detroit (Martin Luther King), cornerback LaVert Hill.
Detroit (Martin Luther King), cornerback LaVert Hill.
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There are less than two months until National Signing Day for the class of 2016. The Wisconsin Badgers continued their contact this week with high school recruits while awaiting their bowl fate.

With cornerbacks Darius Hillary, Terrance Floyd and T.J. Reynard exhausting their eligibility after the season and Devin Gaulden already having transferred to Wake Forest prior to this season, there's concern regarding the depth at the position. UW's coaching staff has already been in contact with Gibsonton, Fla., (East Bay)'s K.J. Sails, Alexandria, Va. (Episcopal)'s Patrice Rene and other talented recruits. In the past couple of days, the Badgers have offered two new cornerbacks -- LaVert Hill and Dontye Carriere-Williams.

Hill, a 247Sports composite four-star prospect, tweeted the news that he was offered by Wisconsin on Thursday. The 5'10, 160-pound cornerback from Detroit (Martin Luther King), recently decommitted from Penn State last week. He holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona State, Ohio State and USC.

Wisconsin will have to make up some ground here with the late offer, especially with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines pursuing hard in his Harbaugh-esque way. Hill also visited Tennessee this weekend.

Carriere-Williams's situation appears to bear watching more intently. The current Cincinnati and three-star commit was offered by Wisconsin on Saturday. Aside from the Bearcats, the 5'10, 170-pound cornerback from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas), has offers from South Florida, Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Bowling Green and Temple.

The defensive back committed to Cincinnati back in May, but the latest offer from Wisconsin could be a game-changer ($). 247Sports's Ryan Bartow first reported the offer here ($).