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 (Rivals only) SG Jaden Schutt (Yorkville, Ill.) out of Yorkville High School received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday afternoon, Schutt announced via his Twitter account. Schutt is quickly rising up lists and has offers from Marquette, Creighton, Xavier, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern and others.
The 6-foot-5 and 180 pound sniper is unranked by 247Sports but is the No. 146 overall prospect in the 2022 class according to Rivals. We’ve already discussed Schutt a bit on this site, when we were supposed to be discussing the 2021 class, and needless to say we were impressed.
I know this isn’t an article about Schutt, but his sophomore highlight tape is riveting. This kid is extremely athletic and finishes violently and through contact. He has a sweet, repeatable stroke from three and can also create his own shot in the mid-range. The number of times you see the opposing coach call timeout after he makes a shot in this video is pretty hilarious. Gard should offer him yesterday IMHO.
Schutt averaged 22.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 2.9 apg as a sophomore and he also made a state record 17 three pointers in one game. Read that last part again quick. Ok, now that you’ve done that it’s important to also watch Schutt’s tape. He’s a really good player and he’s exactly the type of player Wisconsin has been trying to find in the 2021 class. It looks like they may not get a player of his skillset in 2021, so adding someone like him in 2022 is a must, must, must.
We will keep a close eye on Schutt as his recruitment continues.