Recruiting is the lifeblood of any major college athletics team, but following it closely as a fan can sometimes be difficult and can often be time consuming. We’ll try and condense all the recruiting news you can use into this bi-weekly post. It’ll include updates on current commits, including stats from their high school games, as well as news on players the Badgers are still pursuing. Let’s get down to business!
- Top 2021 target, 4-star S Hunter Wohler (Muskego), took a visit to South Bend, Ind. over the weekend and came away with an offer.
Had an awesome experience at Notre Dame today. Huge thanks to @aarynkearney and @CoachBrianKelly for having me out for the win today. Also proud and happy to announce that I have received an offer from the University of Notre Dame #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/xkA8e62lOP— Hunter Wohler (@HunterWohler) November 3, 2019
These types of offers are going to keep coming for Wohler. He’s really good and the Badgers are lucky that he plays in their backyard or else, to be honest, they wouldn’t be leading his recruitment right now.
- Heading into the fertile recruiting region of the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) is always a good call, however crowded it may be. And it will be a crowded field trying to secure the services of 2021 4-star DE Demeioun Robinson (Gaithersburg, Md.) whom the Badgers offered over the weekend.
Robinson is a 6-foot-3 and 220 pound DE out of Quince Orchard High School in Maryland. He is rated as the No. 92 played in the country by the 247 Composite and has offers from Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Texas A&M and a whole bunch of other schools.
Robinson is FAST off the snap, holy shit. With all of the blue-bloods already involved I’d say Wisconsin may not be at the top of Robinson’s list, but as they say “you don’t weigh in, you don’t wrassle.”
- Wisconsin also offered 2021 4-star WR Jerand Bradley (Plano, Texas) over the weekend. Texas, much like the DMV, is a fertile recruiting ground and it is nice to see the Badgers continue to try and expand their recruiting footprint into these traditionally deep and talent-rich areas.
#AGTG Extremely blessed to receive an offer from The University of Wisconsin ⚪️ #GoBadgers @CoachGilmoreUW @CoachGebhardt @Teaguefootball @SkysTheLimitWR @twftraining @CoachWilliamsII @Perroni247 @samspiegs pic.twitter.com/RQzwPQMBfa— Jᴱᖇᴬᴺᴰ Bᖇᴬᴰᴸᴱʸ ⭐️ (@jbradley_9) November 2, 2019
Bradley is a 6-foot-5 and 190 pound WR is ranked as the No. 300 prospect in the nation by the 247 Composite and the No. 51 WR. The John Paul II High School junior has offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Nebraska, Rutgers, Purdue, Texas Tech, Arizona State and others.
His sophomore highlight video shows a WR who is already learning how to use his tremendous height to his advantage.
Bradley is an ideal red zone target and would only become more physically imposing after a year or two in a college weight lifting program.
Current football commit updates
- 2020 3-star LB commit Malik Reed (Chandler, Ariz.) had a good weekend for Chandler High School.
#Wisconsin Linebacker Commit Malik Reed with an impressive night for Chandler. Was showing that true sideline to sideline play and was a major leader for the Wolves defense. Wisconsin fans have a lot to be excited about in the Arizona product. @AZHSFB @malik_tbc @alow_33 pic.twitter.com/dnscfFIwzy— Alec Simpson (@alecsimpson5) November 2, 2019
Here is a link to his full highlights against Hamilton, but take a look at this hit he lays on some unsuspecting sap!
The Wolves (10-0) are the No. 1 seed in the open division state playoffs in Arizona.
Here are your official open division playoff matchups— ArizonaVarsity.com (@AZHSFB) November 2, 2019
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- 2021 3-star QB commit Deacon Hill (Santa Barbara, Calif.) helped lead the Dons to their first league title in 18 years!
First league title since 01. Proud of these guys and how far we’ve come. Time to get back and get to work for playoffs❤️ pic.twitter.com/mBFQBYfjG4— Deacon Pe’a Hill (@dhillsb10) November 2, 2019
They are also heading to their state playoffs as a top seed.
- 2020 4-star LB commit Nick Herbig (Honolulu, Hawaii) got himself into a bit of trouble last week, earning a suspension for being involved in an off-campus fight.
According to (head coach Cal) Lee, the incident occurred on Saturday night after the completion of the recent girls volleyball state championships. Herbig and teammate Jordan Botelho were at the championship match between Kamehameha and Punahou, supporting a friend of Herbig who plays for the Warriors. During the match, Botelho got into a verbal back-and-forth with a Kamehameha student, adding fuel to an exchange that had begun on social media prior to Saturday.
The Saint Louis Crusaders played their hearts out last night and dedicated the game to teammates @nickherbig_ and @AlualuTana ...nobody will be forgotten and nobody gets left behind... pic.twitter.com/B3We8fqGmU— Grant Shishido (@MrFaster) November 2, 2019
It does not appear that this will alter his scholarship offer from Wisconsin.
- 2021 S Jah’von Grigsby (Baton Rouge, La.) is planning on being in Madison for the Purdue game.