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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 DE Marcus Stripling, TE Garmon Randolph

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Two more offers from the Badgers.

Looks like the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff continues to offer high school prospects.

On Tuesday morning, Houston (Mayde Creek), defensive end and top-100 player Marcus Stripling tweeted that he received an offer from Wisconsin.

247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals all rate Stripling as a four-star recruit and among the best players in the nation. 247Sports’ composite rankings place him as the 71st player in the country (No. 7 strong-side defensive end). ESPN ranks him as the 70th player in the country (No. 7 defensive end).

Of course, some of the nation’s most recognized programs are interested in Stripling. According to 247Sports, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and others have offered.

Stripling’s Hudl highlight film show a 6’3, 243-pound player who frequently found his way into opponents’ backfields and also showed not only his speed and pursuit, but also the ability to more than hold up against the run.


Jefferson, Ga., tight end Garmon Randolph also tweeted on Tuesday morning that he received an offer from Wisconsin.

Randolph is a three-star recruit according to both Rivals and 247Sports, and both services list him at 6’6 and between 215 and 220 pounds. 247Sports rates him as the No. 305 player and the No. 11 tight end in the nation for the 2019 class.

According to 247Sports, Randolph has received offers so far from the likes of SEC programs Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, and South Carolina, plus ACC programs Louisville, and N.C. State. He also tweeted on Wednesday morning that Michigan has offered as well.

Garmon’s Hudl film shows a tall target in the receiving game who uses his hands to reel in receptions while also being a more-than-willing blocker in the run game. He showed he could line up in the slot or have his hand in the ground on the line.

Wisconsin also has offered four-star Lititz, Pa., tight end Hayden Rucci, who visited back in November.