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Wisconsin recruiting: Johnny Davis goes off, Matthew Mors has hops and so does Chucky Hepburn

Plus, a few quick football recruiting updates too.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

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!

Basketball commit highlights

  • 3-star 2020 PG Lorne Bowman (Detroit, Mich.) scored 26 points and added six assists in Orchard Lake St. Mary’s win over Ann Arbor Pioneer last week.

Here are the full highlights of the game that also feature key 2021 target 4-star SG Julian Roper. Bowman is No. 11 an Roper is No. 1 if you aren’t up on your St. Mary’s roster this season.

I wish someone would make a cool edit of me so I looked like a Mortal Combat character. Bloggers get no respect!

  • 2021 4-star PF Matthew Mors (Yankton, S.D.) has got some serious jump to his game. This dude just loves to throw it down even in traffic. I love that his future point guard is jazzed up to play with him already in Madison.
  • 2020 PWO Carter Gilmore (Hartland) continues to clog stat sheets all over Wisconsin with his impressive performances. I will say this every time we talk about him: he is going to be a huge steal in the class of 2020.
  • 2021 4-star PG Chucky Hepburn (Bellevue, Neb.) is not only excited to get on campus to play with Matthew Mors, but will be bringing some talent of his own to Madison, including good pregame handshakes.

Football commit highlights

  • 2020 4-star OL Jack Nelson (Stoughton) had an excellent performance at the All-America Bowl and may even be in line for a ratings bump up to a 5-star.

Here is what Power had to say about him:

Nelson would’ve been on the short list of prospects I was most curious to see in this setting. The 6-foot-7, 273-pound Wisconsin signee looks the part on paper, but has never been in a setting where he’d face the type of defensive linemen he saw in San Antonio. Nelson exceeded expectations. He had some of the most effective reps against Bryan Bresee I saw over the course of the week. Nelson’s dimensions and athleticism were known entering the week, but both checked out. On top of that, he showed really nice functional strength, especially for a taller, leaner offensive lineman. Even though he worked at guard over the course of the week, Nelson looks like one of the best tackles in the 2020 cycle.

  • 2020 3-star OL Dylan Barrett (St. Charles, Ill.) is ready to head up north to Madison.

Football target updates

  • 2022 4-star S Braelon Allen (Fond du Lac) was named one of the best players in the country for his class.

This talented in-state prospect is gaining more and more momentum on the recruiting trail and getting an offer from Notre Dame confirms it. Allen was planning on making his college choice last week, but moved it back and will now make some visits first and it is unknown when he’ll make a final decision. The Badgers are still thought to be in the lead for his services, but you never know what’ll happen once the blue-bloods come calling.

  • 2022 QB target Devin Brown (Queen Creek, Ariz.) is also picking up interest from some other schools. The Badgers had been his only offer for a while, but now they Iowa State Cyclones have hopped into the mix. Worth keeping an eye on his recruitment as the Badgers have been pretty good at identifying QB talent early and trying to lock up their “guy” early.