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Wisconsin football recruiting: umm, not much going on recently

Seriously...things have been really quiet since last week.

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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 (sometimes more) 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!

Billy Schrauth update

  • This is pretty much the only thing that I’ve seen related to Wisconsin recruiting that is worth mentioning. 4-star IOL Billy Schrauth (Fond du Lac) did visit Notre Dame last weekend for the game against Southern Cal. A number of his Crystal Ball predictions on 247 shifted to the Irish, except for Evan Flood’s (the UW writer) who is staying on the Badgers.

This has been a pretty strange recruitment. Schrauth was originally a Wisconsin lean, then became a strong Notre Dame lean with some even speculating that he was a silent commit there, then he took a visit to Wisconsin over the summer and the Badgers retook the lead, then he attended the game at Soldier Field and sat in the Wisconsin section and now...well, now I don’t know if anybody really knows what he’s thinking except for him.

He doesn’t have a social media presence and doesn’t do many interviews. From what I’ve gathered on various message boards and Twitter threads is that his dad seems to favor the Irish while his mom favors the Badgers.

The fact that he didn’t publicly commit to Notre Dame after the visit this past weekend is a good sign and probably means that he is torn and the Badgers are still in the race. Will he make another visit to Madison before he makes his decision? What does Billy actually think? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.