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Wisconsin 2019 WR Nolan Groulx named Elite 11 WR MVP in Charlotte Regional

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Plus, a former Badger target visits Madison.

There has been an undeniable, sustained hype around the Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2019. That trend continued on Sunday when wide receiver commit Nolan Groulx claimed the wide receiver MVP honors at the Elite 11 Charlotte Regional.

The Cornelius, N.C. (Hough) receiver earned praise from the likes of 247Sports’ Barton Simmons, who ranked him among Sunday’s “top five on offense:”

2. Nolan Groulx, WR, Cornelius (N.C.) Hough – The buzz around the camp was that Groulx was clearly the most effective receiver of the event. At the end of the day he walked away with the WR MVP award due to really precise routes and quickness in and out of his breaks. Wisconsin appears to be getting a good one.

According to Rivals, Groulx holds scholarship opportunities from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, N.C. State, and West Virginia, among others. He is listed as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports.

Another acclaimed 2019 Wisconsin commit, four-star quarterback Graham Mertz, chimed in with his take on UW’s class:

Houston transfer Collin Wilder visits Wisconsin

Walking around the sidelines of the McClain Center on Friday with friends, families, and recruits watching Wisconsin’s practice/scrimmage, one name on a lanyard sounded familiar to me.

Houston safety Collin Wilder, who declared his intention to transfer on April 3, was in Madison. He played two games last season, recording two tackles before a knee injury ended his 2017 campaign. Wilder previously played in 13 games in a special teams role as a true freshman, including returning some punts for the Cougars.

Wisconsin recruited Wilder from Katy, Texas, before he committed to Houston. A former three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Rivals, he held offers from Minnesota, Boston College, Northwestern, Missouri, and Tennessee, among other programs.

Read more about Wilder’s two-day visit from 247Sports’ Evan Flood ($).

More links

  • Four-star offensive lineman John Olmstead left Wisconsin out of his Top 5 this weekend. UW was in his Top 10 in mid-March.
  • BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara highlighted ($) 2020 outside linebacker Jeremiah Jordan’s trip to Madison, along with an offer ($) to 2020 LB Kaden Johnson and a visit ($) by Bryson Williams’s younger brother, basketball guard Donovan Williams ($).