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 3-star (247Sports standalone) RB/ATH Samuel Brown (Wyndmoor, Pa.) out of La Salle College High School received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday afternoon according to his personal Twitter account. Brown also has offers from Baylor, Rutgers, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Pitt, Temple, Vanderbilt and a handful of others. Penn State has been showing interest but hasn’t offered yet.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Wisconsin Madison!! @CoachTurnerUW #Gobadgers ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/DdUBYyuukz— Samuel Joseph Brown V (@SjbV5) June 22, 2020
Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing around 200 pounds, Brown is rated as the No. 30 RB in the country and No. 9 player in Pennsylvania by 247Sports for the 2022 class. He is currently unranked by Rivals.
It brings me no joy to report this, but Brown scored three rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown against my alma mater, the mighty Haverford School Fords, in a 48-27 demolition this past season. He is also, uh, quite fast. His open field speed is impressive and he is also extremely agile. There are multiple highlights of him stopping on a dime and then changing direction and reaching full speed quickly.
Rivals has Brown listed as an ATH, and there are highlights of him split out wide in a receiver’s role, but it would appear that his future is as a tailback. We reached out to Brown to ask him which position Wisconsin is recruiting him at, but he has not responded as of press time (lol, we don’t have one of those, but I’ve always wanted to say it).
Brown’s offer list isn’t crazy yet, despite holding a good number of them already, so Wisconsin might be able to stay in this one until the end.