The Wisconsin Badgers already hold one verbal commitment for the class of 2021 from in-state product and UW legacy J.P. Benzschawel, and in the past couple of weeks, the coaching staff has targeted more recruits in the next recruiting cycle with a few offers.
As you will see below, a couple of the schools should sound very familiar to those that follow Wisconsin football recruiting with previous Badgers coming from those programs.
Coming up next week, B5Q will dig more into needs for the 2020 class, but for now, let us look beyond that to see who Wisconsin likes early on for 2021.
RB/ATH Donovan Edwards
247Sports’ standalone rankings (not composite) position him as a four-star star prospect, the No. 69 recruit overall and No. 4 running back in the nation. Even for a 2021 recruit, his offer sheet has blown up with 247Sports reporting 21 offers and Rivals noting 19. For what it’s worth, Rivals lists him as an athlete.
Power Five programs like Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oregon and Penn State are all vying for his services at the collegiate level. Here is some footage of Edwards from The Opening Regional in Ohio from this past weekend.
RB Evan Pryor
Another familiar high school for Wisconsin to offer a recruit, Pryor hails from Cornelius, N.C. (Hough)—the same program that produced 2019 signee Gio Paez. He tweeted the offer on March 29.
Both Rivals and 247Sports report 27 offers for Pryor. Among them include Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Miami, Oregon and Penn State. Based on his tweet from April 1, it appears he will be visiting Clemson this weekend.
With its standalone rankings, 247Sports currently designates him as a four-star recruit, the No. 67 player overall and No. 3 running back in the nation for the 2021 class.
The Lake Forest, Ill., native tweeted the offer on April 3, and according to both 247Sports and Rivals, this is Uihlein’s first offer. Both recruiting services designate him as an inside linebacker prospect.
According to his sophomore highlight film below, he recorded 70 tackles, eight for loss, along with two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. He also rushed for five touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.