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Wisconsin recruiting: a top-five released for a top RB and some basketball recruit highlights

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Carter Gilmore is on fire right now.

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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!

Football recruiting top-five announced

  • 2020 4-star RB Jalen Berger (Ramsey, N.J.) released his official top-five this past week. These were the five teams that everyone assumed were his final choices, but now we know with certainty. It has been noted that Berger wants to stay close to home and with Greg Schiano installed as the head coach at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights seem to be in the lead. Berger will be announcing his commitment on Jan. 4th at the US Army All-American Bowl.

Football commit updates

  • Oh my goodness. 2020 4-star LB commit Kaden Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.) thew this DOWN!

Basketball commit updates

  • 2020 unranked wing, and Wisconsin PWO, Carter Gilmore (Hartland) is going to be one of the biggest steals the Badgers have gotten in recent memory. I am going to say it every week especially when he is putting up numbers like these!

This sort of stat-stuffing performance is the kind of thing that the Badgers rarely get from a wing player. Now, Gilmore is not the type of player that is going to come in and make an instant impact, but he will be a valuable rotational piece before his time in Madison is done.

  • 2021 4-star PF commit Matthew Mors (Yankton, S.D.) is throwing down nasty dunks and is having glowing profiles written about him. He’s the total package!

Basketball targets

  • 2021 4-star sniper Julian Roper (Franklin, Mich.) is the type of player that Wisconsin desperately needs. He combines the shooting of a Brevin Pritzl with the driving ability of a healthy Kobe King. He is uncommitted, but is considered a strong Wisconsin lean and hopefully having teammate 3-star PG commit Lorne Bowman in Madison will be a help in getting him to commit.
  • 2022 unranked wing Javaughn Hannah (Mount Clemens, Mich.) is putting on some dominant displays so far this season and may force the Badgers into offering sooner rather than later.

Hannah has recently received offers from Washington State and Texas A&M and one would imagine that bigger, local names will soon be popping up with offers for Hannah.