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Wisconsin football recruiting: offers galore

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 03 Rutgers at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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!

New offers

  • 2022 RB Nicholas Singleton (Reading, Pa.) of Governor Mifflin High School received an offer from the Badgers on Tuesday afternoon. The sophomore tailback has offers from Notre Dame and Penn State, who are considered to be in the lead for his services, as well as Michigan, Ohio State, West Virginia, Virginia, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple, Syracuse, Duke and others. Rivals notes that Clemson has also been showing interest.

The 5-foot-11 and 190 pound running back had some extremely impressive statistics this past year, rushing for 1,690 yards and 32 touchdowns. Singleton has speed to burn as his highlight video shows him getting to the outside on a lot of runs, beating defenders to the corner and then just taking off down the sidelines.

The only thing I didn’t see on his tape was a lot of plays where he had to run between the tackles. Wisconsin has a lot of those types of runs in their playbook, but you can definitely see how a skilled player like Singleton could be used on jet sweeps and misdirection runs.

  • 2021 3-star CB Robert Regan, Jr. (Orange, Calif.) of Orange Lutheran High School tweeted out that he got an offer from the Badgers on Tuesday. Regan has over a dozen known offers including Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, BYU, Florida, LSU, Oregon, Utah and Washington State. Oklahoma, Southern Cal and Washington are also interested.

The 6-foot and 170 pound defensive back has good size for a corner and also shows really good instincts when the ball is up in the air, oftentimes leaving his man to go and make a play where the ball went on his highlight video below.

  • 2021 3-star WR J. Michael Sturdivant (Flower Mound, Texas) of Marcus High School tweeted about receiving an offer from the Badgers on Wednesday morning. Sturdivant has over a dozen offers featuring Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Iowa, Mizzou, Purdue, TCU and Vanderbilt.

The anywhere between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-3, depending on which site you use, and 180ish pound wideout played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Blue Valley North High School in Kansas. If that school sounds familiar, you are an avid follower of recruiting, and you’ll also appreciate the tweet from a current Badgers QB below.

Sturdivant is a big target and shows good hands on a lot of tough passes. Side note, his QB in this highlight video is also really good, the Badgers should offer him too!

Bonus recruiting factoid: he used to be neighbors with Graham Mertz!

  • 2021 3-star DT Taleeq Robbins (Philadelphia, Pa.) of Imhotep Institute Charter High School received an offer from the Badgers on Wednesday afternoon. He also has offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and a whole bunch of others.

The 6-foot-3 and 280 pound defensive lineman is a load to handle inside and would probably project as a nose tackle in the Wisconsin defensive scheme, obviously once he added some weight in a college weight lifting program.