The early signing period for the 2019 class comes up in under two months now, and while the Wisconsin Badgers continue to work to lock down this recruiting cycle, they also have already looked ahead to the next one.
This past weekend, B5Q detailed some highly notable 2020 recruits who visited Wisconsin for the homecoming match-up against Illinois. Those players included four-star prospects in outside linebacker Kaden Johnson and defensive linemen Aidan Ikaika Keanaaina and Cole Brevard. Those three players have offers, but UW also hosted a few un-offered recruits from that class as well.
We have not had a chance to really dive into more of these offers recently from the month of October, but let us dive into the profiles of those 2020 recruits that Wisconsin’s coaching staff has extended apparent scholarship opportunities.
QB Tyler Van Dyke
Rivals notes this is the third offer to a quarterback from Wisconsin in the 2020 class. 247Sports composite rankings rate the Suttfield, Ct. (Suttfield Academy), product a high three-star recruit and the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the nation. Rivals also designates him as a four-star prospect and the No. 10 pro-style signal caller in next year’s recruiting cycle.
247Sports lists 10 offers already for Van Dyke, including Boston College, Kentucky, Michigan, N.C. State and Wisconsin.
Looking at Van Dyke’s highlights, he showcases an extremely strong arm with some accuracy and mobility thrown in there as well. It also appears like his high school utilizes looks both out of the shotgun and under center in some I-formation looks.
OL Grant Toutant
Very Honored and Excited to receive this B1G offer to play football for Wisconsin! Thank You @CoachJoeRudolph @BadgerFootball #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/6goPvCtdNZ— Grant Toutant (@toutant_grant) October 13, 2018
From Warren, Mich. (De La Salle Collegiate), Toutant is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 40 offensive tackle in the nation for the 2020 class by 247Sports.
Since the Wisconsin offer, Duke, Penn State and Pitt have jumped in for Toutant. 247Sports lists six offers overall for the junior lineman.
His junior year highlights show a player that can get off the line of scrimmage quickly and the ability to pancake defenders often at the high school level.
In this class already, Wisconsin already holds verbal commitments from a solid set of projected offensive linemen in four-stars Jack Nelson and Trey Wedig, along with Dylan Barrett.
RB Sam Adams
Extremely blessed to have received an offer from the University of Wisconsin! #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/HZsYzPDN7u— Sam Adams (@SamAdamsII) October 11, 2018
A high three-star recruit by 247Sports composite (four-star by 247Sports standalone), the Sammamish, Wash. (Eastside Catholic), standout holds 25 offers already. According to the recruiting service. those include Ohio State, LSU, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State, among others.
His junior year film shows a player who plays both on offense and defense, with an ability to make plays in the open field and some dangerous prep speed.
WR Xavier Watts
Truly blessed to have received an offer from Wisconsin❤️ pic.twitter.com/FnxheVLs7u— ❌ Watts (@xavierwatts6) October 16, 2018
Wisconsin reportedly offered back on Oct. 15, going into Nebraska territory for the Omaha Burke junior wide receiver. That same day, Northwestern also offered Watts, with the home state Huskers entering the mix on Oct. 20.
247Sports also shows offers from Minnesota, Iowa State and Purdue.
Overall according to 247Sports, he is rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 106 wide receiver in the nation for the 2020 class.