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!
- 2022 4-star (247 Sports only) DE KJ (Keith) Miles (Jersey City, N.J.) out of St. Peter’s Prep received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers football staff on Monday, according to his Twitter account.
What’s 29 inch long and weighs about 20 lbs ! That’s right a #badger . I’m extremely blessed to have received an offer from @BadgerFootball . Thanks @CoachKhalif @PaulChrystWISC @UWcoachnokes @CoachTurnerUW @SPPFootball @TodderickHunt @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @alexgleitman pic.twitter.com/sTHrgwmQv2— Keith Miles Jr (@KJmilesJr1) April 13, 2020
I, for one, approve of his badger size statistic tweet. Really good research, which bodes well for him picking up defensive schemes quickly. #analysis
Miles is rated as the No. 117 player, No. 9 WDE and No. 4 prospect in New Jersey in the 2022 class by 247 Sports. Per Rivals, Miles has 27 offers including Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Penn State, Baylor, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M and many others.
The 6-foot-4 and 255 pound Miles is a highly sought after recruit and has the type of frame where he could put on some more weight and play DE in Wisconsin’s 3-4 scheme. Recruiting guru Tom Lemming had this to say after watching Miles play his freshman year:
On Film–K.J. is quick off the snap and a fluid, coordinated athlete. He was very advanced in 2018 for only being a freshman and he’s tough with a relentless motor. He always gives great effort, in fact, he has made some big plays with second effort. He can bend off the edge and close fast. An impressive ball player with three more years left of high school. In my mind, a definite All-American.
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Miles plays both DT and DE for his high school team and is strong and sturdy at the point of attack. Both of those traits will no doubt increase as he gets older and spends more time in the weight room.