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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2018 OLB Calvin Hart, Jr., CB Gemon Green

Two defensive players with winning pedigrees are on UW’s radar.

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One thing’s for certain in college football: There are no off days in recruiting.

The Wisconsin Badgers, less than two weeks past National Signing Day 2017, are looking at familiar prep powerhouses to add to their class of 2018.

UW offered Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (American Heritage) outside linebacker Calvin Hart, Jr., the prep prospect announced via Twitter on Monday.

Listed at 6’2 and 200 pounds by both 247 and Scout, Hart has received known offers from Charlie Strong’s South Florida and Florida A&M. He also visited Florida this past weekend with fellow standout recruits and prep teammates Anthony Schwartz and Andrew Chatfield — both offered by Wisconsin for the class of 2018.

According to his Hudl video, Hart recorded 81 tackles (10 for loss), seven sacks and three forced fumbles for American Heritage in 2016. As noted by the Miami Herald, the Patriots won their third state title in four seasons last year. MaxPreps ranks the high school program No. 4 overall in the state of Florida.

If that high school sounds familiar besides the Badgers’ interest in both Schwartz and Chatfield, Wisconsin offered and was in contention for the commitment of linebacker James Houston, who later signed his national letter of intent with Florida for the class of 2017.

Gemon Green, CB

Wisconsin’s found two prospects in the last three seasons from DeSoto High School in inside linebacker Chris Orr (2015) and wide receiver Emmet Perry (2017).

Class of 2018 cornerback Gemon Green announced on Twitter Monday night that the Badgers offered.

Green—a three-star by 247 Sports’ composite rankings, a four-star by Scout—is listed between 6’1 and 6’2 on 247, Scout and Rivals. That’s good height for a cornerback out on an island. He was listed as one of the top performers at the Sky’s the Limit/Flight Skillz and Quick Twitch camp, according to 247 Sports’ E.J. Holland.

Power 5 schools like Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Oregon and TCU, among others, have offered the defensive back, according to Scout. Gemon also has a twin brother, German, who has offers from Colorado, Houston and Oklahoma State.

Both Perry and Green helped DeSoto capture Texas’s Class 6A Division II state championship in 2016.