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 ILB Kobe King (Detroit, Mich.) out of Cass Technical High School released a top-seven list on Thursday evening and the Wisconsin Badgers made the cut. If you can’t see his tweet below, the other six teams are Arkansas, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan, Penn State and Minnesota.
TOP 7 COMMITMENT COMING SOON ..... pic.twitter.com/rjLMwhxoL6— KOBE•KING⚜️ (@KobekingCTFB) April 2, 2020
King is probably going to be a packaged deal with his twin brother, Kalen, a 4-star CB, and Penn State, Michigan and the Badgers are all thought to be the top-three teams in the hunt for the King brothers.
Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming notes:
HC Tom Wilcher loves this young man’s leadership skills and potential.
On Film–A physically dominant ball player, he does a good job of fighting through traffic and protecting his legs. He takes good angles to the ball and is blessed with great range, speed, lateral quickness, and is excellent in pursuit. A rising star among the Midwest top ILB prospects, he should weigh 240 in college.
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King’s tweet indicates that he’ll be deciding “soon” on his commitment, but who knows what that means. Soon could be any time!
The Badgers already have a pair of ILB commits in Bryan Sanborn and Jake Chaney in their 2021 class and are probably higher on Kalen than they are on Kobe, but Kobe is a good player that I’m sure Jim Leonhard could find a use for.
It would be nice for Wisconsin, as an athletic department, to get another chance with a guy named “Kobe King” and see if it works out any better than the last time. We will keep you posted as King’s recruitment continues.