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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers make Top 10 for Kofi Boateng, high on K.J. Sails' sights

The Badgers make another Top 10 for a talented high school prospect.

Arlington (Lamar), Texas, wide receiver Kofi Boateng.
Arlington (Lamar), Texas, wide receiver Kofi Boateng.
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In the past week, two highly recruited high school players in Camden, N.J., defensive end Ron Johnson, Jr. and Fredericksburg, Va., offensive tackle Josh Ball listed the Wisconsin Badgers in their top 15. Head coach Paul Chryst and his band of assistant coaches continue to make an impression on recruits as the Badgers made yet another out-of-state player's top list and seem to be in good graces with a Florida prospect.

Kofi Boateng

The Arlington (Lamar), Texas, wide receiver -- who runs a verified 4.67-second 40-yard dash -- released his top 10 on Wednesday. While other Big Ten programs Minnesota, Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois and Purdue did not make the cut, Wisconsin did.

Wisconsin offered the 6'1, 177-pound wide receiver back in late April per 247Sports, but the Badgers will have to beat out three SEC and Pac-12 schools each, along with two Big 12 programs and Big Ten rival Maryland to land the commitment of the composite three-star receiver who is ranked No. 90 at the position and No. 86 among players from Texas in 2016.

Below is Boateng's Hudl tape from his junior season.

K.J. Sails Florida recruiting analyst Corey Bender spoke with Gibsonton (East Bay), Fla., defensive back K.J. Sails about his recruiting journey to this point.

Though Bender noted Sails has no leaders right now, the composite three-star recruit mentioned Iowa's recent offer, as well as wanting to visit Cincinnati in the summer.

The 5'11, 170-pound Sails -- who has offers by South Florida, Wake Forest, Florida Atlantic and Indiana -- also mentioned how he hopes to visit Wisconsin in the coming months.

Sails hasn't tipped his hand when it comes to his favorite school, but Wisconsin is a school that's been persistent in their efforts to convince the defensive back to spend his college years in Madison.

"I like Wisconsin because the coaches are always talking to me and encouraging me to do better in school and keep grinding," Sails said. "They always keep it real with me, so I like coaches that will never lie to me and those coaches have never lied to me.

"They're telling me I can come in and play as a true freshman if I grind. Anything I put my mind to I'll accomplish it."

Sails is the No. 87 cornerback in 247Sports' composite rankings and the No. 121 player from Florida in the class. Here are his junior-season highlights from Hudl: