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!
- 2021 4-star (247 Composite) ATH Christian Leary (Orlando, Fla.) out of Edgewater High School received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday afternoon. Leary has over 40 offers according to 247 Sports including some real heavy hitters like Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M and many, many others.
New wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted is the primary recruiter on Leary and I believe this is the first recruit that he has offered. Whitted is from North Carolina so hopefully some of his southeast connections come in handy here.
Leary is a 5-foot-10 and 180 pound ATH who plays a lot of wide receiver but also will take direct snaps and run the ball up the middle. He also returns kicks and holy hell is he fast! According to his Hudl film, he had over 1,500 all-purpose yards last season. His Hudl page also lists some track times and Leary runs a 10.5 100-meter dash and a 49.2 400-meter dash. His 40-time is listed at 4.4 on Hudl (247 Sports has it listed as 4.56 from one of The Opening regional events last February). Leary is electric with the ball in his hands and has a really fun tape to watch.
With all the attention he has already gotten, who knows if the offer from Wisconsin will even register with him, but as we always say...it’s nice to be involved with these high end talents because eventually Wisconsin will start getting more of them.