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!
- On Friday evening, 2022 3-star CB Ryan Turner (Hollywood, Fla.) out of powerhouse Chaminade Madonna College Prep announced that he had received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers. Turner also has offers from Arkansas, BC, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Texas A&M and Wake Forest among others.
Extremely BlessedTo Receive An Offer From The University Of Wisconsin! #OnWisconsin #UW @Dameon8 @jimleonhard @ArturoFreeman pic.twitter.com/VCHebot5ut— Ryan Turner (@RyanTurner_20) February 13, 2021
Turner, who stands at 6-foot and weighs 180 pounds, also runs track and has a verified 100-meter time of 11.45 seconds (his Hudl page lists his time as 10.9 seconds, so perhaps he has improved his time). He is ranked as the No. 562 overall player and No. 55 CB in the country by the 247 Composite while also being ranked as the No. 67 player in the state of Florida.
His Hudl tape shows a player that is fearless in man to man coverage who uses his superior ball skills to break up passes with regularity. There are also a couple of highlights of him lowering the boom on ball carriers, which is a nice bonus when your CB does it. According to his MaxPreps profile, Turner had 18 tackles and one interception in seven games last season.
The Badgers will have to do some work to get in the mix here as Turner holds many high-level offers, but it’s nice to see new CB coach Hank Poteat go after highly thought of players and it’s also interesting to see the type of player he wants to bring to Madison.