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 3-star DL Mike Jarvis (Medford, N.J.) of Shawnee High School received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday. Jarvis is currently high on Rutgers and Virginia but has noted in the past that an offer from Wisconsin would be his “No. 1”. He also has offers from Duke, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Temple, Syracuse, Kent State, Old Dominion and a couple of Ivy League schools. Penn State, Pitt and a couple of other east coast squads are interested but haven’t offered, according to Rivals.
The 6-foot-5 and 250 pound Jarvis could play either at DE or DT in college and it is unclear where the Badgers project him. He is rated as the No. 1,030 player in the nation, No. 61 SDE and No. 27 player in the Garden State by the 247 Composite.
According to his Hudl film, Jarvis had 87 tackles, 28 TFL, 37 QB hits/hurries, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery which are, quite honestly, eye-popping stats from a defensive lineman.
Jarvis uses his hands well and shows an ability to get after the quarterback as well as the ball carrier in the backfield. The Badgers usually only get their running backs from New Jersey, but Jarvis would be a nice addition as well.
- 2021 3-star DT Marquise Brunson (Virginia Beach, Va.) of Princess Anne High School also received an offer from the Badgers on Wednesday. He has a couple of high major offers in Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, Northwestern and Virginia Tech. Rivals also notes that Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and South Carolina are interested but haven’t offered yet.
Brunson is listed at 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds and is rated as the No. 1,099 player in the country, No. 55 DT and No. 36 player in Virginia by the 247 Composite. The first highlight on Brunson’s Hudl tape is a pick six where he reads the offense is running a screen and stops his rush in order to play pass defense. He looks quick for a defensive lineman and could maybe also play DE since the 3-4 defense needs bigger d-ends.