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Wisconsin football recruiting: Catching up on Badgers’ spring offers, targets

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Recapping a flurry of offers in early April.

NCAA Football: Illinois at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Spring practice is in full swing as coaches and players prepare for the annual spring scrimmage: an event that will draw a number of Wisconsin Badgers recruiting targets to Madison for unofficial visits.

With spring ball rolling along, the Badgers’ coaching staff continues to build out its recruiting “big board” with several notable offers made in the 2018 class and beyond.

2018 Offers

CB DeAndre Hollins
Tampa, Fla.
6’2, 172 pounds

Hollins is currently rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout, and Rivals (ESPN doesn’t currently have a rating for him). Based on measurables alone, Hollins makes for an intriguing defensive back prospect. By offering, Wisconsin becomes his 11th known offer, joining the likes of Louisville, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Learn more about Hollins here and view his Hudl highlights here.

DT Nazir Sy
Norcross, Ga.
6’2, 326 pounds

Sy is a bit of an unknown in the recruiting world as of now, with Rivals being the only site to currently provide a rating on the three-star prospect.

Having competed in the Atlanta Regional for The Opening we know this: Sy is a BIG MAN (6’2, 326 pounds verified)! Physically, he would appear to be an ideal fit in the Badgers’ 3-4 defense.

By offering, Wisconsin puts itself in a favorable position by becoming his first Power Five offer (fourth overall).

View Sy’s Hudl highlights here.

S Trey Dean
Hampton, Ga.
6’2, 180 pounds

Dean is a consensus four-star safety out of Georgia as ranked by 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout, (not currently ranked by ESPN). Wisconsin becomes the 32nd known offer, joining a plethora of big-name programs such as Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame etc.

View Dean’s Hudl highlights here.

Getting an early jump on 2019

Wisconsin offered a pair of East Coast prospects this week.

S/RB Jalyn Phillips
Lawrenceville, Ga.
6’1, 190 pounds

Phillips is a hot target in 2019 with 21 known offers at this point headlined by Tennessee, South Carolina, and Oregon.

View Phillips’s Hudl highlights here.

S Litchfield Ajavon
Alexandria, Va.
6’0, 185 pounds

Wisconsin becomes Ajavon’s seventh known offer after Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and others.

As with most 2019 prospects at this point, neither Phillips nor Ajavon are currently rated by the online recruiting services.

View Ajavon’s Hudl highlights here.

Looking way ahead to 2020

RB Miles Friday
Suwanee, Ga.
5’11, 172 pounds

Having seven scholarship offers before starting your sophomore year of high school is impressive no matter the position. With an early offer, Wisconsin joins North Carolina, Maryland, and Louisville as Power Five schools to extend a scholarship.

View Friday’s Hudl highlights here.