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 4-star WR Andre Greene, Jr. (Richmond, Va.) out of St. Christopher’s School announced on Twitter Friday morning that he had received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers and WR coach Alvis Whitted. Greene has ::double checks:: 50 (!!!) other offers already including from Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, Southern Cal and many, many others.
Thankful to receive an offer from The University of Wisconsin!! ⚪️ #GoBadgers @CoachWhitted @CoachKhalif @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/JV7FpzJ0pt— Andre Greene Jr (@DreGreeneJr) November 20, 2020
Greene is 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 180 pounds. He is rated as the No. 180 player and the No. 21 WR in the country by the 247Sports Composite. He is also the No. 9 player in the state of Virginia.
You watch the first highlight of Greene’s tape below and it’s a slow motion OBJing of some poor, helpless defender and you’re thinking “holy shit, this dude is amazing.” And while that may be correct, there is definitely a little bit of “this kid isn’t playing good enough competition.”
His hands? Top notch. His route running ability? Well, it’s hard to say because for the most part it looks like his coach just tells him to “run straight and the quarterback is going to throw it high, go get it.” It works, but it won’t work in a Power 5 conference. He doesn’t have highlights from his junior season (aka this season) so perhaps he has improved on that and, to be fair, you can only play the people on your schedule, but it would be nice to see him do something other than Moss kids.
He has the ideal body to be a redzone target for Graham Mertz or Deacon Hill but it’ll be hard for the Badgers to stand out in a crowded field of offers.