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!
Wisconsin Badgers make the cut for two TE prospects
- 2021 4-star TE Jack Pugh (Hilliard, Ohio) of Hilliard Bradley has cut his recruiting list down to a top-six, from the 20 total offers he has, and Wisconsin is right in the mix for him. Pugh is also focusing on Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Indiana and Cincinnati. Based on the Crystal Ball predictions on 247, the Badgers appear to be in the driver’s seat for the 6-foot-5 and 235 pound rising senior.
Beyond thankful to have made it this far... Top 6 offers Recruitment still open pic.twitter.com/m5OAcwTdUM— Jack Pugh (@JackPugh7) March 25, 2020
The Badgers had a depth problem at tight end last season, but should have plenty of it this season upcoming season. However, a number of players graduate before Pugh would step on campus and there would definitely be a spot for a player of his talent in the tight end room.
You also LOVE to see future basketball commits recruiting for the football team. Chucky Hepburn already making a pretty strong case to be a fan favorite in Madison. Maybe we should have him as a write-in candidate for our tournament?
March 25, 2020
- 2021 4-star TE Terrance Ferguson (Littleton, Colo.) of Heritage High School trimmed his recruiting list to a top-10, down from 26 scholarship offers, and the Badgers made the cut. If you can’t see the embedded Tweet, the other nine teams that Ferguson is focusing on are: Washington, Oregon, Penn State, Auburn, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Southern Cal and Arizona State.
TOP 10 pic.twitter.com/7dnsBwzRTz— Terrance Ferguson (@Tf3four) March 25, 2020
The 6-foot-5 and 220 pound rising senior is another impressive tight end prospect that the Badgers are recruiting. According to 247 Sports, Oregon and Arizona State have a leg up on the rest of the field but there are no Crystal Ball predictions for him yet, so his recruitment seems pretty wide open.
Ferguson caught 54 passes for 929 yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior season and had 1,229 total yards and 14 scores overall.
This is the group that these two could potentially be joining, but hopefully it’ll be on the field sooner rather than later and not via Zoom since we’ve all got to stay inside.
Checking in with the boys, good to see some smiling faces. #staysafe pic.twitter.com/h7wEt1Wd2I— Mickey Turner (@CoachTurnerUW) March 25, 2020