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 Sports only) DT/DE Caden Curry (Greenwood, Ind.) out of Center Grove High School is the most recent offer, and first one in a few weeks, to go out from Paul Chryst and the Wisconsin Badgers. Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue have all already offered Curry as well as a half dozen other Power 5 teams.
Thankful to receive an offer from University of Wisconsin appreciate @PaulChrystWISC and the rest of the staff! pic.twitter.com/Zy3OnLE0w9— caden curry (@CadenCurry14) June 9, 2020
The 6-foot-5 and 250 pound defensive lineman is rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Indiana, the No. 4 DT and the No. 134 player in the nation by 247 Sports. He hasn’t been rated by Rivals yet, but presumably he’ll be at least a 3-star there.
[UPDATE, 6/10/20, 7:24 a.m. CST: B5Q spoke to Curry and he said that the Badgers are recruiting him as a DT or OLB, which is interesting.]
Weirdly, Curry’s Hudl page doesn’t have anything on it, but there is this highlight video, made by Hudl, on 247 Sports’ website. Anywho, the tape says that Curry had 100 tackles (69 solo, nice), 26.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, six passes defended and two forced fumbles/fumble recoveries.
Curry shows a quickness off the snap and then a variety of moves to get past the unfortunate offensive lineman tasked with blocking him. He’s disruptive in the passing game and is athletic enough to chase ball carriers down the line of scrimmage.