The Wisconsin Badgers' class of 2016 has more than doubled in two weeks and corresponding excitement isn't just coming from the fans who follow the long, winding roads of recruiting.
After two four-star standouts -- Green Bay (Bay Port), Wis., offensive tackle Cole Van Lanen and St. Petersburg (Admiral Farragut Academy), Fla., safety Craig Watts -- verbally pledged to play for the Badgers on Saturday, Twitter was buzzing from fellow Badgers commits -- including some bold predictions.
Tweets are just tweets and some of these predictions are certainly bold, but it's nonetheless promising to see Wisconsin's 2016 recruits united and excited to bring more future teammates into the fold. Two of the most vocal leaders of the group have been the first two commits of the class: running back Antonio Williams and quarterback Karé Lyles.
Class of 2016 will be one to remember! mark my words... #GoBadgers— Karé Lyles (@klyles9) June 20, 2015
A special thing is coming! We have one mission, same goal... Make them ALL notice! https://t.co/3SAlXA0Ja9— Karé Lyles (@klyles9) June 20, 2015
After Saturday's two commits, Wisconsin's 2016 class is ranked No. 26 by 247Sports' composite team rankings, No. 25 by Rivals and No. 27 by Scout.
I want everyone in the country to take notice at what is happening. This is not the same Wisconsin football anymore. National Champions ⚪️— Antonio Williams™ (@A_B_Williams34) June 20, 2015
Here's Dallas Jeanty, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., linebacker who committed to Wisconsin last weekend.
Top 25 recruiting class and it's only June— Dal (@ItsDallasJ) June 20, 2015
We're bringing a Natty to Madison— Dal (@ItsDallasJ) June 20, 2015
Luke Benzschawel, the Grafton, Wis., defensive end:
Big things coming, welcome to the family⚪️ https://t.co/vVmL0qgo9Q— Panther (@LukeBenzschawel) June 20, 2015
Seth Currens, the Pickerington, Ohio, safety:
It's all coming together ⚪️ #2016— Seth Currens (@sethc_10) June 20, 2015