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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2017 WR Shamond Greenwood

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The Badgers offer a receiver who's tall and fast.

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The Wisconsin Badgers have made multiple offers to wide receivers during this evaluation period. Last Friday, the coaching staff made a move for one of the more intriguing prospects in Garland (Lakeview Centennial), Texas, prospect Shamond Greenwood.

You don't even need to look at Greenwood's Hudl profile to understand why he earned the offer. The three-star prospect went to The Opening in Dallas and was measured as a full 6'3, 195 pounds. Add in a laser-timed 4.43 40-yard dash, and on physical gifts alone you have a prospect worth an offer. When you add in what's on his Hudl, you have a prospect with high upside and traits that make him a strong fit for Wisconsin.

He has that "my ball" mentality where if a quarterback throws it in his general direction, he will go get it. He also translates his track speed onto the field, using it to be both a vertical as well as underneath threat. Oh, and he will do his level best to put cornerbacks and safeties on skates in the run game. Blocking is definitely a strength.

Scout.com watched Greenwood during the Mesquite 7v7 State Qualifying Tournament this past weekend. Per Greg Powers:

7v7 Quick Eval: Greenwood brings a certain advantage to the table with his superior size and strength. He drives DBs off the line and uses his frame to shield defenders from the ball. He runs well for a big-framed receiver and can work the whole field. As a junior, Greenwood led his team in all major receiving categories, snagging 59 passes for 821 yards and nine touchdowns. He made his varsity debut as a sophomore, when he caught 14 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns.

Greenwood has power-five offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi State and Utah, and recently listed the Hawkeyes and the Bulldogs as his top two. That said, if the Badgers are in the market for a big, physical receiver, Greenwood is a strong candidate with definite mutual interest.