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!
- 2022 4-star ATH Brenen Thompson (Spearman, Texas) out of Spearman High School announced on Tuesday night that he has received an offer from the Wisconsin Badgers. According to both 247 and Rivals, he is considered a pretty heavy Oklahoma lean, with both sites having writers putting in commitment predictions for the Sooners. Thompson has over 30 offers with Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Southern Cal, Tennessee, Texas and many others trying to win his services.
The 5-foot-11 and 165 pound Thompson plays WR and CB for his high school although it is unclear (because we haven’t asked him) what position the Badgers see him playing in the future. In the 247Sports Composite, Thompson is rated as the No. 58 player in the country, the No. 7 ATH and the No. 10 player in all of Texas. Rivals, in particular, is extremely high on Thompson, rating him as the No. 27 player in the nation.
So this Hudl tape is from his junior season, and it is electric, but I should mention that his sophomore tape is basically all highlights of him playing quarterback and being pretty dang good at that too. The first thing that jumps out at you on Thompson’s tape is his speed. He is faster than everyone on the field in every game. He also runs track for his high school and his 100-meter time is 10.32 which isn’t record-setting or anything but is still good.
His agility and shiftiness is what jumps out next. There are numerous times where it looks like he’s going to be tackled only to stop on a dime, go the other direction and reach top speed quickly. I’d guess most schools would want him as a WR and potentially as a PR too. He even shows strength when running and an ability to high-point the ball on deep throws even though he isn’t the tallest guy on the team.
Thompson is a really good prospect that I don’t think the Badgers have much of a chance with, but it’s exciting to think that Wisconsin wants to offer this caliber of player. It raises the floor of the recruiting class moving forward.