With 19 scholarship players already signed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers in the class of 2018, head coach Paul Chryst and his staff still appear to be looking to add more talented players in this recruiting cycle.
Four-star Kentucky cornerback Jairus Brents is a name to watch, and according to one recruiting service, appears to be visiting Madison in the coming two weekends.
247Sports notes in Brents’ timeline profile that he is slated to officially visit Wisconsin on Jan. 26. That matches Steve Wiltfong’s article from Thursday ($) stating the prep standout is “tentatively scheduled” to visit Madison. Both 247Sports and Rivals list Brents as visiting Pitt this upcoming weekend.
On Tuesday, an article from the Louisville Courier Journal’s Jason Frakes noted Brents would take officials to Pitt, Wisconsin, and Michigan State.
All three recruiting services—247Sports (both in its standalone and composite rankings), ESPN, and Rivals—rate Brents as a four-star recruit. He is ranked the No. 192 player (No. 25 cornerback) in the nation according to ESPN, No. 233 per 247Sports’ composite rankings (No. 23 cornerback), and No. 244 (No. 23 cornerback) according to 247Sports’ standalone rankings.
As noted by Frakes, Brents registered 15 touchdowns total with 62 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions on defense during the 2017 season as a senior for Waggener High School in Louisville. He also threw for 972 yards and 13 touchdowns and gained 481 yards on the ground.
John Jackson no longer visiting to Wisconsin
On Thursday, 247Sports’ Evan Flood reported that three-star California wide receiver John Jackson canceled his official visit to Wisconsin this weekend.
Here is B5Q’s Andrew Rosin’s assessment of Jackson from late December:
The Badgers have found themselves with an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver and a class of 2018 that’s got an impressive pedigree of size and speed. And yet, I’m leading off with another wide receiver? To be quite frank, you watch the Hudl profile and you understand why. He’s got good quickness and runs strong routes, and he has the ability to go up and get his.