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 (sometimes more) 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!
- 2022 unranked DT Felix Hixon (Jackson, Ga.) out of Jackson High School is the first offer sent out by Paul Chryst and co. in almost a month. According to his Twitter account, Hixon received the offer on Monday evening and he tagged defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield so coach Nokes is presumably taking the lead on this one.
According to his recruiting profile pages on Rivals and 247 he also has offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, East Carolina, Liberty and Virginia Tech. Rivals mentions that Northwestern and Tennessee are also showing interest. The offers from the Hokies and the Badgers both came on Monday so it would seem that his recruitment is about to blow up. Judging by the recent followers of his Twitter account, Minnesota and Vanderbilt could also soon be in on him too.
Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing somewhere in the neighborhood of 280 pounds, Hixon is built solidly already and definitely has a frame that could add good weight once he gets to college.
Because my internet is terrible, Hixon’s highlight video would pause randomly and on at least one occasion it happened right as the ball was snapped and Hixon was easily a half yard ahead of any of his compatriots on the d-line. He shows good burst off the snap and should be more than just a “space eater” at the next level.
There is obviously a long way to go in his recruitment, but Wisconsin is currently his best offer. We will see if he chooses to get up to campus as that is what often seals the deal for a lot of the southern kids who have never been to Madison.