The Wisconsin Badgers have 17 known verbal commitments in the Class of 2016. Until they grace the field of Camp Randall Stadium on Saturdays starting next fall, they strive to shine under the Friday night lights.
Antonio Williams continues hot 2015 start
The New London, N.C. (North Stanly) running back and 247Sports' composite four-star recruit continued his hot start to his senior campaign, though in a losing effort. He tweeted out that he ran for 385 yards and five touchdowns Friday night in a 63-38 loss to Monroe Sun Valley. That would make him accountable for all the touchdowns scored for North Stanly.
This, after rushing for 284 yards and two touchdowns last week against Bunker Hill, per MaxPreps and The Stanly News & Press -- though from his highlights from Hudl and his Twitter feed, he looks to have rushed for 321 yards and scored at least three times in the first week of action.
Tough loss tonight, but we will be great. 385yds 5tds— Antonio Williams™ (@A_B_Williams34) August 29, 2015
Cole Van Lanen pancakes, dominates
Blocking in front of Williams in years to come will hopefully be the composite four-star offensive linemen from Green Bay, Wis. (Bay Port). BadgerBlitz.com's Jon McNamara caught the 62-19 blowout win by Bay Port over Sheboygan North Friday evening, and was quite impressed with Van Lanen, who was listed at 6'5, 280 pounds.
Other prep notes from Wisconsin verbal commits
- Though the Rockhurst Hawklets lost to Webb City 49-20, four-star athlete A.J. Taylor scored two touchdowns-- including an 82-yard reception for a score.
- Scout.com's Bill Greene praised Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Coffman)'s Griffin Grady, calling him a "sure tackler" with "great speed"
- Composite three-star quarterback Kare' Lyles started his 2015 season hot with four first-half touchdown passes last week. This week, he threw two more touchdown passes, but also was intercepted once and lost a fumble in a tough 41-21 loss to powerhouse Peoria Centennial.
- 247Sports' Evan Flood watched Luke Benzschawel, who had four tackles and 0.5 sacks according to Flood for Grafton, Wis.
- Three-star punter Anthony Lotti boomed a 60-yard punt for Oakwood, Ga., (West Hall)