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Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 4: Recapping Wisconsin’s 2018 class; TE Hayden Rucci interview

TGIF! Our latest episode is stacked.

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National Signing Day for the class of 2018 has come and gone, so we are here to analyze what the Wisconsin Badgers accomplished in this recruiting cycle and what’s to come.’s Jon McNamara joins the podcast to give us his thoughts on Paul Chryst’s latest class.

Plus, four-star tight end Hayden Rucci, chats with B5Q about his recruiting process, what led him to Wisconsin, and more.

We cap off the show with Philadelphia Eagles superfan Drew Hamm, who made it on the podcast even with the Super Bowl celebration wrapping up in Philly to give us the latest podcast edition of “The B1G Roast.”

And yes, enjoy the silky saxophone intro of “On, Wisconsin” (big thanks to my father-in-law, Brad Johnson, for his rendition).


00:15–18:00: Jon McNamara helps us break down the following from National Signing Day 2018:

18:25–30:45: Newest 2019 Wisconsin commit Hayden Rucci joins B5Q for a chat about the following:

  • How his parents, former Penn State standouts helped him through the recruiting process (and also his commitment video)
  • How he publicly announced his verbal commitment on Monday but waited to do so to let other programs know first
  • His playing style and where Wisconsin sees him in its offense
  • His visits to Wisconsin and what stood out to him
  • The connection to the other 2019 commits

30:50–44:05: “The B1G Roast” returns with Drew Hamm, as we discuss/berate the likes of Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Minnesota