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 (or more often since we are in Uncertain Times and there aren’t actual sports going on) 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!
- 2022 4-star (247 and Rivals standalone) WR Sam Mbake (Kennesaw, Ga.) out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday afternoon. Mbake has offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and over a dozen others.
Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 205 pounds, Mbake is already an imposing figure on the field. He is rated as the No. 189 player and the No. 24 WR in the country by 247 Sports. As far as I can tell, Mbake is transferring to IMG Academy for his junior (upcoming) season and has played his first two seasons at North Cobb High School.
Mbake is a good wide receiver, especially considering his quarterback sometimes struggled to get him the ball in good positions, but what really impressed me was his blocking. He had a whole section in his Hudl tape on it and he just abused defensive backs. I can see why the Badgers are so high on him.
It should be noted that Mbake tweeted out the package emoji after Williams announced he had received an offer from Wisconsin so perhaps there is talk of these two being a packaged deal?
Arizona State, Arkansas, FIU, Florida State, Hawaii, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Penn State, South Carolina and Wisconsin are the schools that have offered both players so far.