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 as well as news on players the Badgers are still pursuing. Let’s get down to business!
Current Football Commits
- 2020 4-star LB, and highest rated defensive recruit for the Badgers, Nick Herbig and his St. Louis Crusaders team are operating on all cylinders this season. The Crusaders, the No. 1 team in the state of Hawaii, only got to play one half of football this past weekend due to malfunctioning lights at the stadium, but still steamrolled the No. 4 team in the state 28-0. Herbig recorded a sack in the shutout.
- 2020 3-star LB Jordan Turner (Farmington, Mich.) did not suit up for his team’s game over the weekend. According to the Detroit News, Turner has an injured foot.
Farmington will be without 3-star Wisconsin commit Jordan Turner for tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/vCkya65KSr— Greg Wickliffe (@GregWickliffe10) September 13, 2019
- Some good news and some bad news for 2021 3-star QB commit Deacon Hill (Santa Barbara, Calif.). He won player of the week for his play two weeks ago, which is good!
But then his team got clobbered, and he had a subpar game as well, in the Dons game this weekend, which is bad. From the recap:
The St. Bonaventure defense used a variety of blitzes to confuse the Dons’ offensive line and make life difficult for Hill. The Wisconsin commit completed 9 of 19 passes for 128 yards.
- Verona beat Madison West 21-6 over the weekend and 2021 3-star RB commit Jackson Acker had a good game for Verona.
Q3, 9:36: Verona 21, Madison West 0. Jackson Acker with a 1-yard touchdown run on the first drive of the second half.— Adam Feiner (@AdamFeinerUNG) September 14, 2019
Only 6 of the Top 40 RBs in the class of 2021 have committed. Two of them, Jackson Acker of Verona, and Loyal Crawford of Eau Claire Memorial have committed to Wisconsin. If @juliusdavis32 stays for four years just imagine how lethal that backfield would be. #RBU #Wisfb #MaxPreps— Brian von Helms (@WhiteButWoke) September 11, 2019
- 2020 3-star WR Chimere Dike (Waukesha North) had a tough game against Muskego last Friday night. Muskego won 49-20 and thanks to Wisconsin 2021 target, 4-star S Hunter Wohler, Dike was held to seven catches for 77 yards.
Dike did, however, house a kick return which was pretty sweet.
We’ll have another post later in the week previewing official visitors, and the like, for the game against Michigan on Saturday.