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!
There are a lot of new offers to get through, so we are just going to do some rapid fire profiles of these players so y’all get the basic idea of who the Badgers are after, ok? Ok! We will have more in depth looks at these players as they include Wisconsin on the cut down lists and whatnot.
Jeremiah Franklin, 6-foot-4, 223 pounds
Walkersville High School
Currently committed to Boston College, but has other offers from Liberty, Old Dominion and Yale
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Wisconsin @damehova9 @CoachTurnerUW @Evan_Flood @FTRreport @PeteWeiden #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/UG6hnDmDTC— Jeremiah Franklin (@jeremiahf03) February 12, 2021
Myles Pollard, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds
Ravenwood High School
Has other offers from Alabama, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Washington and many others
Thankful to receive an offer from The University of Wisconsin! #OnWisconsin ⚪️#TNSelect7v7 pic.twitter.com/cpTJLxUoiV— (@me1espollard) February 11, 2021
Jaeden Gould, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds
Bergen Catholic High School
Has other offers from Michigan, Rutgers, Texas and Southern Cal among 30+ others
Blessed and honored to receive an offer from the University of Wisconsin ⚪️ @jimleonhard pic.twitter.com/guILXrIvV8— Jaeden Gould (@JaedenGould5) February 11, 2021
Avyonne Jones, 6-foot-0, 180 pounds
Southlake Carroll High School
Has other offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Houston, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, SMU and Tennessee
After a great conversation with @jimleonhard I’m bless to receive an offer from the University of Wisconsin @BadgerFootball #OnWisconsin @coachrdodge @ClayMackSkillz @samspiegs pic.twitter.com/pGqPRjqD83— Avyonne Jones (@AvyonneJ) February 11, 2021
Anthony Lucas, 6-foot-4.5, 279 pounds
Chaparral High School
Has other offers from UCLA, Auburn, Cal, Florida State, Iowa State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M, Southern Cal, Utah and Washington
Thankful for an offer from the University of Wisconsin. #GoBadgers @ChapfootballAZ @CoachZoo90 pic.twitter.com/fYJX1DQw5O— Anthonylucas2022 (@Anthonylucas201) February 10, 2021
Rodney Hill, 6-foot-0, 186 pounds
Has other offers from Colorado, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Pitt, Tennessee, UVa and West Virginia
After a great conversation with coach @CoachWhitted I’m blessed to receive a(n) offer from the university of Wisconsin ❤️#BadA22Badgers pic.twitter.com/rR3Epampbj— Deuce✌ ⭐️ † (@rodney_hill10) February 10, 2021
Dane Key, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds
Frederick Douglass High School
Has other offers from Kentucky, Oregon, Texas among a host of others.
Blessed to receive an offer from University of Wisconsin ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wBubHF8Z7Q— Dane Key (@DaneKey12) February 10, 2021
- The Badgers made the top-three for 2022 4-star OLB Joshua Burnham (Traverse City, Mich.) per his Twitter announcement on Wednesday night. The other two teams that made the cut are Notre Dame and Michigan.
Top 3…@zaccarsten pic.twitter.com/y83kXb9IFD— Josh Burnham (@JoshuaBurnham20) February 12, 2021
By all accounts (both Rivals and 247 project him to Ann Arbor), Burnham is going to end up staying home and picking Michigan but it is nice to see a top OLB recruit respect what Wisconsin has been doing. I mean, the kid has offers from Alabama and Ohio State and neither of them made his top-three.
Burnham is ranked as the No. 114 player in the country by the 247 Composite and the No. 9 OLB. These are the types of players that the Badgers need to be in on, and they have been recently, and now it’s time to start winning a few more of these battles.