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!
- 2023 4-star OT Charles Jagusah (Rock Island, Ill.) out of Alleman High School received an offer from Wisconsin on Friday, according to Jon McNamara of BadgerBlitz on the Rivals network. Jagusah hasn’t tweeted anything out as of this writing, but it doesn’t look like he’s a particularly active user of Twitter.
Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing around 300 pounds, Jagusah is rated as the No. 289 player and No. 18 OT in the country by the 247 Composite. He is also listed as the No. 4 player in the state of Illinois. Rivals is a bit higher on him that 247, listing him as the No. 227 player in the country.
In addition to football, Jagusah is also a talented wrestler, a combo that Wisconsin has had success with in the past. He plays on the line on both sides of the ball and is what I’d call a real “people mover.”
Jagusah may not have the best technique yet, but he’s smart and disciplined and looks a little nasty too. There is definitely a ton to like about him as a potential OT. I really liked the way he finished blocks and there’s also one play where he’s lined up as the DE who is in charge of containing the QB on an option play and he doesn’t follow the fake and is right there to wrap up the QB for the loss.
I don’t know if Jagusah will ever be a national prospect, but every school in the midwest with a pulse is going to want this guy, so hopefully Wisconsin’s o-line tradition and potential chance at early playing time is a big draw.