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Wisconsin football recruiting: UW makes a top-10 and other news and notes

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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!

Badgers make top-10

  • 2022 4-star (247Sports standalone) RB Gi’Bran Payne (Cincinnati, Ohio) of LaSalle High School made a cut to the schools he’s considering and the Wisconsin Badgers made the cut. First of all, really cool Captain America edit for the 4th of July announcement and second of all, there are some good schools on this list still. If you can’t see the embedded tweet, his other nine schools are Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia.

‘Croots showing their fellow ‘croots love

  • It looks like the 2021 defensive backfield recruiting class is already pretty close. 4-star S Hunter Wohler (Muskego) and 3-star CB Ricardo Hallman (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) are constantly chatting and ready to, as the kids say, fuck shit up on the field.

Potential offer coming?

  • 2021 3-star WR (Rivals only) Antonio Robinson (Melissa, Texas) has been hearing from the Badgers and wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted. There hasn’t been an offer extended yet, but Whitted has been busy in Texas over the past couple of weeks, throwing out three offers to wideouts. The 6-foot-3 prospect is one to keep an eye on as his offer list is very beatable right now.

Recruits making their voice heard

  • 2021 EDGE commit Darryl Peterson (Akron, Ohio) and the rest of the senior class are looking to make their community better. I really enjoy the fact that high school and college athletes are realizing that they are able to effect change at their school and beyond. This is just the type of conscientious student that UW should be trying to recruit regardless of athletic ability.