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 WR Jaden Alexis (Pompano Beach, Fla.) out of Monarch High School received an offer from new WR coach Alvis Whitted and the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday, he announced via his Twitter account. Alexis has over 30 offers already, including from Alabama, Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Penn State, Florida State, Texas, a couple of Ivy League schools and a whole host of others.
Blessed to receive an offer to the University of Wisconsin!! Go Badgers ⚪️! @CoachWhitted @Cassidy_Rob @larryblustein @DemetricDWarren @Andrew_Ivins @247recruiting @247Sports @Rivals @HamiltonESPN @ABLichtenstein @ESPNRecuiting @Rivals @TheCribSouthFLA @rivalsmike pic.twitter.com/ICU9fpGCCY— Jaden “Showtime” Alexis™️ (@jayialexis) April 21, 2020
The 6-foot-1 and 175 pound wideout has a recorded 4.41 40-yard dash time and a 10.75 100-meter dash time for his school’s track team. 247 Sports also notes that Alexis is the student body class president, which probably means he’s smart, which is probably why he has offers to attend Ivy League schools. His father, Rich, played running back in the NFL for multiple teams.
During his junior season, Alexis caught 49 passes for 894 yards and eight touchdowns while being named to first team all-Broward County squad. Alexis doesn’t just have “track speed” as he is clearly speedy on the field too. There are plays on his tape below where he lines up in the backfield and he just takes a swing pass out in space and turns on the afterburners for a touchdown. He definitely has the type of speed that the Badgers don’t always have on the outside.
His Hudl film notes that he’s going to be an early graduate in 2021 so he’ll probably be trying to make his final decision sooner rather than later, which might make it difficult for Wisconsin to make a lasting impression.