The Wisconsin Badgers have offered quite a few recruits in the past few weeks after spring practices concluded back on April 20.
With scholarship opportunities announced by various high school prospects since then, let’s start with some of the more recent offers publicly seen this past week.
Seven commits currently make up the class of 2019 since the decommitment of wide receiver Nolan Groulx, and even with camp season kicking up soon with expected official visits this summer, the coaching staff is apparently still busy in attracting prep standouts during this current cycle.
Here’s a few players from this class of 2019 who received offers from Wisconsin this week:
Tight end Erick All, Jr.
From Fairfield, Ohio, all three recruiting services rank him as a three-star recruit. Rivals lists offers from Big Ten schools Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue and Rutgers, along with other noted programs like Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Louisville and Pitt.
On Friday, Michigan offered the tight end as well.
According to 247Sports’ Tom Loy, it appears Notre Dame was supposed to visit him this past Wednesday.
DL/TE/ATH Duke Olges
Based on his tweet back on May 7, it appears Wisconsin defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield spoke with him, something BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara noted back on Monday. In the video below from BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara, the Winnetka, Ill. (New Trier) prospect is designated a defensive end in the intro—with Olges admitting UW is looking at him on that side of the ball.
Rivals notes offers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State and Purdue, along with Vanderbilt, Virginia, Duke, Iowa State and Cincinnati, among others.
Safety Nick Cross
With Bryson Shaw flipping to Ohio State a couple of weekends ago, there are no safeties in the upcoming recruiting class.
From the same high school as current Wisconsin running back Taiwan Deal, Cross is a four-star recruit across the board by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN. The latter rates him as the 162nd player in the country in its ESPN300 rankings, with 247Sports’ standalone rankings noting him as the No. 1 safety in the nation and 17th player overall.
As expected from such a highly regarded high school prospect, 247Sports lists offers from Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State among many, many others.
Can the Badgers make an impression? We’ll see.
Defensive end Mataio Soli
The defensive lineman holds some impressive offers, according to 247Sports, including Alabama, Oregon, Stanford, Clemson, Florida State and Washington—with Big Ten offers from Michigan State, Minnesota and Indiana.
Recent Badgers from the state of Georgia include outside linebacker Arrington Farrar, wide receiver Quintez Cephus, punter Anthony Lotti and cornerback Donte Burton.
We’ll break down more offers and analysis in the coming days, as part of our B5Qrootin’ coverage.