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!
Stats for current Wisconsin commits
- 2021 3-star RB Antwan Roberts (Hendersonville, Tenn.) is off to a roaring start in the 2020 season. Roberts opened the season two weeks ago with a Player of the Week performance against Smyrna, rushing for 200 yards and five scores.
The Hendersonville Standard Week 1 Player of the Week, sponsored by Marcus Claybon with Nationwide, is presented to JPII senior Antwan Roberts. Roberts rushed for 200 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Knights 42-7 win at Smyrna. pic.twitter.com/IDKMKwUkNW— Zach Womble (@zachwombleMSP) August 24, 2020
He followed up his Week 1 showing by scoring all four of Pope John Paul II’s touchdowns in 28-21 victory over Lipscomb Academy. With nearly 400 yards through two games, Roberts may be getting a second look from recruiting analysts, who currently have him as one of the lower rated players in Wisconsin’s 2021 class.
JPII’s Antwan Roberts has 146 yards on 23 carries and 4 TDS through 3 quarters pic.twitter.com/X2oUNuDoU6— Mike Organ (@MikeOrganWriter) August 28, 2020
- 2021 3-star OLB Darryl Peterson (Akron, Ohio) has also started his senior year with Archbishop Hoban and helped his squad pitch a 49-0 shutout against Reigning Sports Academy. One viewer got a special shoutout from Peterson after the game.
Yessir ❤️❤️thanks for tuning it brother— Darryl Peterson (@_DPETERSON10) August 29, 2020
- 4-star 2021 OLB T.J. Bollers (Tiffin, Iowa) and Clear Creek Amana High School lost a heart breaker in their season opener, 28-27 to Mt. Pleasant. Jake over at AllBadgers notes that Bollers recorded one solo tackle and four assisted tackles on the defensive side of the ball, along with catching two passes for 17 yards on on offense. The Bollers family had a few notes for their future conference too.