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 DT Hunter Deyo (Council Bluffs, Iowa) out of Lewis Central High School announced on Twitter that he has received a scholarship offer from the Wisconsin Badgers. Deyo also has scholarship offers from Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State while Nebraska is also showing interest. The Hawkeyes are considered to be the favorites right now and hold the only 247 Crystal Ball that has been cast for him.
Very blessed to say I have received an offer from the University of Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/wSDh9J1ACw— Hunter Deyo (@DeyoHunter) September 8, 2020
Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing somewhere between 250 and 270 pounds according to various scouting sites, Deyo is rated as the No. 253 player in the nation by the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 24 DT and No. 3 player in the state of Iowa as well.
Deyo shows an ability to stay solid at the point of attack and also has a nice burst into the backfield on running plays after beating his man. He is quick enough to get down the line of scrimmage and make plays closer to the edges as well. He looks like a player that could play DE in Wisconsin’s 3-4 if he added some good weight, as they say, but he also could be a space eater in the middle as a NT if needed.
Right now Iowa is out in front for Deyo’s recruitment but hopefully after taking a look at Madison he’ll give the Badgers some time to make their pitch. It will be interesting to see where Wisconsin wants him to play at the next level and if that will have any ability to sway him from the Hawkeyes.