The second domino of the “Super Six” in-state prospects has fallen and this time the Wisconsin Badgers aren’t the winners. The Penn State Nittany Lions have weaseled their way into the state and received a commitment from one of the “Super Six.”
Jerry Cross, listed as a wide receiver or tight end, depending on where you look or where you view him as a player currently, is a four star recruit from Milwaukee Rufus King. The 6-foot-6 and 218 lbs. prospect plays wide receiver for the Generals, but is viewed as a potential tight end at the next level due to his size and frame to grow into.
In ten games last season, Cross had 28 receptions for 533 yards and 11 touchdown receptions. Cross picked the Nittany Lions over offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue and Northern Illinois.
A number of Badgers recruits, both from the 2021 and 2022 class, were trying to convince Cross to stay home with supportive tweets but in the end he had his heart set on heading to State College. 2022 four star safety Braelon Allen, who is the first member of the Badgers class for that year, was very vocal online about Cross and had this to say after the announcement was made.
Congrats. We wanted you more I can tell you that... ♂️ OnWisconsin ⚪️ https://t.co/VlM52DjxUI— Braelon Allen (@BraelonAllen) July 28, 2020
With such a long time before the 2022 National Signing Day, the smart money is on this recruitment not being over quite yet.
Now that two of the “Super Six” are off the board, the Badgers’ coaching staff will turn to the four remaining members of the in-state class: Whitefish Bay OT Joe Brunner, St. Croix Central OL Carson Hinzman, Sun Prairie EDGE Isaac Hamm, and St. Mary’s Springs (Fond du Lac) DL Billy Schrauth.