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 CB Kalen 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, Nebraska, Michigan, Penn State and Missouri.
King is probably going to be a packaged deal with his twin brother, Kobe, a 3-star ILB, 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:
Here’s another standout from this super productive high school.
On Film–Kalen is quick, fluid, and exceptionally instinctive with his eyes on the backfield. A ball-hawking corner, he will collect his share of interceptions. Shows the ability to read routes and the QB simultaneously putting him in the position to create a lot of turnovers. This young man is solid of all phases of the game. No doubt in my mind the top CB prospect in Michigan and one of the top three in the Midwest.
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King’s tweet indicates that he’ll be deciding April 10th on his commitment, but who knows what that means. Well, uh, I guess we do know what that means...it means April 10th.
The Badgers currently have no cornerbacks committed in the class of 2021 and only took one corner, Max Lofy, in the 2020 class, so they’ll probably be trying to take a couple of corners in this cycle since they’ll soon have a number of open spots on the two-deep.
If Wisconsin were able to secure the commitments of Kalen and Kobe they would be in great shape on the defensive side of the ball for the 2021 class. Of note, there are five schools that are listed on both brothers’ lists: Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State, Arkansas and Iowa.