Though the 2019 recruiting cycle is still not officially finished, B5Q will look ahead in this article to the 2020 class—especially with the offers that have been publicly announced recently.
Currently, four commits have given verbal commitments to Wisconsin for the upcoming class. All are linemen in some form. Three are in-state, all-state performers in four-star offensive linemen Trey Wedig and Jack Nelson—along with Stratford’s Ben Barten. Then there’s Illinois product Dylan Barrett.
So who does Wisconsin target next in the 2020 cycle? St. Louis (Trinity Catholic) running back Reggie Love released his Top 7 on Monday with the Badgers making the cut, so he is obviously on the list.
In the coming weeks, we will look more at some of the 2020 targets, but for now, here are a few offers that have offered in the past month or so.
RB Kalel Mullings
Just freshly tweeted on Wednesday morning, Mullings noted the offer was as a running back. For what it’s worth, 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN all designate the Milton, Ma. (Milton Academy) product as an outside linebacker, and all three also list him as a four-star recruit. 247Sports composite rankings currently rates him as the No. 102 player overall in the country (Rivals and ESPN the 80th and 82nd player, respectively).
Rivals reports 25 offers for Mullings, including from Boston College, Clemson, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame.
WR Elijah Canion
Wisconsin has decided to target the Sunshine State once again. Playing for Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Fla.—the same high school that produced 2019 cornerback signee James Williams—Canion tweeted the offer recently on Tuesday.
247Sports (both composite and standalone) and Rivals rate Canion as the high three-star prospect, with the latter listing 24 offers for the rising prep senior. Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame and Penn State, among others, are vying for his collegiate services.
WR Daniel Jackson
A four-star wide out by 247Sports and ESPN, a three-star recruit by Rivals, Jackson tweeted the offer on Dec. 11. 247Sports composite rankings designates him as the No. 52 wide receiver and No. 258 player overall, but ESPN also rates the Mission, Kan. (Bishop Miege), product as the No. 158 player and No. 29 receiver in the nation.
247Sports lists nine offers for Jackson, among them Notre Dame, Arizona State, Iowa, Texas A&M and Missouri. He also recently took a trip to South Bend, and based off of some projections, the Fighting Irish seem to be the favorites to land his collegiate services early on.
I’m honored and blessed to have received and offer from The University of Wisconsin‼️ @CoachGilmoreUW @coachjonholmes @BadgerFootball @Evan_Flood @McNamaraRivals #badgers #OnWisconsin ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/cHXr1gzQvx— Daniel Jackson3️⃣ (@25DanielJackson) December 11, 2018
Two Wisconsin 2019 signees (and Kansas natives), quarterback Graham Mertz and tight end Clay Cundiff, were obviously happy with that offer:
Oh yeah big time bro‼️ make that move https://t.co/sFu2SFkbWy— Clay Cundiff (@clay_cundiff10) December 12, 2018
Uh ohhhhh KC boysssssss! Udub show him some love!!! https://t.co/XuQg9tMq1R— Graham Mertz (@GrahamMertz5) December 11, 2018
DE Aaron Lewis
Nope, not the former leader signer of Staind, now turned country singer, but the Williamstown, N.J., native tweeted the offer the same day as Jackson.
Both 247Sports composite rankings and Rivals rate him as a three-star prospect, with the former listing him as the No. 32 strong-side defensive end in the nation. Both recruiting services list seven offers, including opportunities from Penn State, Baylor, Wisconsin and Boston College.
Blessed to have received my 7th offer from the university of Wisconsin ❗️ pic.twitter.com/NLEHdOgR3h— aaron.lewis84 (@AaronLe46886074) December 11, 2018
WR/ATH Curtis Jacobs
Jacobs hails from Owings Mills, Md. (McDonogh School), the same school that rising redshirt junior safety Eric Burrell played at in his prep days.
All three recruiting services list Jacobs as a four-star standout, with 247Sports composite rankings currently designating him as the No. 160 player and No. 30 wide receiver in the country.
247Sports and ESPN list Jacobs as a wide receiver, while Rivals has him as an athlete. Based on projections from 247Sports and Rivals, Penn State is predicted to be the favorite. Wisconsin actually offered him in late November, but he released his top 10 just after Christmas with the Badgers making the cut.
Thank you everyone that believed in me ❤️!— Curtis Jacobs (@CurtisUpNext23) December 26, 2018
(Still open to recruitment) pic.twitter.com/nkWA24D0Ac
WR Marcus Rosemy
A five-star recruit, No. 29 player overall and No. 5 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports composite rankings (four-star by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN), Rosemy plays for St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. That is the same school that produced 2019 signee, cornerback Semar Melvin, as well as previous Badgers Dontye Carriere-Williams, James White and Dez Southward.
247Sports lists 18 offers for Rosemy, which includes a who’s who of Power 5 programs—Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Miami, Georgia, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin, among others.
Blessed To Receive An Offer From The University Of Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/KnIwKoZeZn— Marcus Rosemy (@rosemy_marcus) December 12, 2018