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 unranked WR/ATH Kaleb Black (Spring, Texas) out of Klein Oak High School announced on his Twitter account that he has received an offer from Wisconsin earlier this week. Black has other offers from Houston, Kansas and Tulsa and, according to Rivals, is receiving interest from Baylor.
Thanks to my family & Coaches I am blessed to have received an offer from the university of Wisconsin! @BadgerFootball @KLEINOAKFB @Coach_BCarp @samspiegs @Perroni247 @TimVerghese @NickHarris247 @HamiltonESPN @LoboRecruits @BDammone pic.twitter.com/RiQUdetozW— Kaleb “KB” Black (@Jae7Kaleb) May 17, 2021
Standing at 5-foot-9 or 5-foot-10 and weighing around 165 pounds, Black has not been evaluated by either of the major recruiting services yet. According to his 247 profile however, he was named the 2020 Texas District 15-6A Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore.
His MaxPreps page notes that he rushed the ball 12 times for 63 yards and caught 37 passes for 485 yards (13.1 ypc) and four touchdowns in eight games played his sophomore year.
While you may have noticed Black’s slight size he does not play like a “small” wide receiver. He is fearless across the middle and runs with a toughness of a bruising power back. Black is also fast, even on a field with a bunch of big time Texas players, and runs by defensive backs with ease. This is a player who will get a lot more offers before he makes a decision so it’s good that the Badgers got in early and can get in his ear about coming north.
Former Badgers on the move again
- Former UW defensive back Madison Cone, who recently grad transferred to Buffalo, has changed his mind again now that head coach Lance Leipold left and took the Kansas job. As a native of North Carolina it is probably quite exciting for Cone and his family that he will now be playing his final season at Appalachian State.
Thank you Buffalo for the opportunity to play my last season there. With the recent coaching changes, I decided that it was best for me to explore my options which resulted in me deciding to stay closer to home. App Nation, I am excited to get to work! It’s good to be home! ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/z2B4nkUOV6— Madison Cone (@Coney31island) May 18, 2021
We wish Cone well in his final college season and hope that he has a successful year with the Mountaineers.