A pair of 2019 recruits released their top schools on Friday, with the Wisconsin Badgers in the mix for both.
Little Rock, Ark. (Pulaski Academy) tight end Hudson Henry announced on Twitter that Wisconsin was one of his top five programs, along with Clemson, Penn State, Stanford and Arkansas.
Henry is rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals, with the recruiting sites ranking him no lower than the No. 84 prospect in the nation (that’s by Rivals, as 247Sports composite and ESPN ratings believe he is the No. 47 and No. 51 overall player in the country, respectively).
247Sports and Rivals rate the Arkansas native as the top tight end in the class of 2019.
Wisconsin currently holds a verbal commitment in this current recruiting cycle from Lititz, Pa., tight end Hayden Rucci, who set up his official visit from June 8-9. Rucci is a four-star recruit by Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports (both composite and standalone) and ESPN.
Later on Friday evening, Arlington, Tex. (Bowie) recruit Ty DeArman released his top eight schools. Wisconsin made the cut, along with Texas Tech, Baylor, Utah, San Diego State, Washington State, Arkansas and Arizona State.
DeArman is a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Rivals, with 247Sports designating him as both a wide receiver and a safety and Rivals listing him as an athlete. According to BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara, he is a projected safety.
Along with his top eight, 247Sports notes DeArman has received offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State and Minnesota, among others.
Wisconsin currently holds no verbal commitment for a safety in the 2019 class after Bryson Shaw decommitted and flipped to Ohio State.