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Wisconsin football recruiting: new offer and the Badgers make a cut down list

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Another defensive lineman, this time from Illinois, earns an offer from UW.

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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!

New offer

  • 2021 3-star DL Jeremiah Pittman (Arlington Heights, Ill.) of St. Viator High School received a surprise offer from the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, according to his Twitter account. Pittman also has offers from Northwestern and Minnesota, who 247 Sports notes are probably the two teams in the lead for Pittman, as well as Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Boston College, Syracuse and a few MAC teams.

The 6-foot-2 and 255 pound is listed as a SDE on Rivals and as a DT on 247 so it would appear that he has some positional versatility along the defensive line, something that no doubt appeals to defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield. This is the third d-line offer that has gone out in the last week and it would seem like that versatility is a common attribute among them.

His Hudl tape shows how he was used as a short yardage back on certain plays and holy crap does he just eliminate some poor defensive players! It’s amazing and he is extremely nimble and quick for a man his size.

Pittman doesn’t have a crazy offer list right now and the Badgers should probably slot into one of his top choices quickly.

Badgers make ::double checks notes:: top-17 for DL prospect

  • 2021 3-star DT Taleeq Robbins (Philadelphia, Pa.) of Imhotep Institute cut down his list of teams to 17 over the weekend.

The 6-foot-2 and 296 DT included Michigan, Washington, Tennessee, Baylor, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Nebraska and 10 others (including Wisconsin) in his tweet. I’d say that Robbins’ recruitment is very much still open.