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!
Badgers make a top-10 cutdown list
- 2022 4-star WR Omar Cooper (Indianapolis) out of Lawrence North High School included Wisconsin in his recent cutdown list. The other nine schools on his list, if you can’t see the embedded tweet below, are Michigan State, Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Illinois, Mizzou and Virginia Tech. WVU, Cincy and IU are listed as “warm” on his 247 profile and he already has an official visit scheduled for the Hoosiers.
Top 10 AGTG— Omar Cooper Jr (@TheOmarCooper) May 28, 2021
(Recruitment still open) pic.twitter.com/rVPJVuO2wu
The 6-foot-1 and 170 pound wideout would be a great fit in Madison and would continue to replenish the talent in a room where the Badgers will lose three of their top wide receivers after this season. If they can get him on campus they have a chance, but right now I wouldn’t hold out too much hope that he becomes a Badger.
New Crystal Ball for UW
- As bazinga22 pointed out in the comments of a different post, the Badgers received the most recent Crystal Ball (from an Oklahoma State writer) for 2022 3-star CB Avyonne Jones. Jones, out of Southlake Carroll High School in Texas, recently decommitted from Oklahoma State and re-set up his official visit to Wisconsin. The Badgers were in a good position for his services before he committed to the Cowboys and it appears that they are still there now that he has reopened his recruitment.
Top 2023 QB set to visit Wisconsin
- 2023 4-star (247 Sports only) QB Brayden Dorman (Colorado Springs, Colo.) out of Vista Ridge High School has a jam packed schedule of campus visits coming up this summer. The team that is getting the first visit? Well, that’s none other than your Wisconsin Badgers! Dorman will be in Madison on June 3 before heading off on a whirlwind tour of the country that includes stops at Michigan State, Notre Dame, Clemson, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State and others.
Dorman, who stands at 6-foot-4.5 and weighs 195 pounds, does not have an offer from Wisconsin yet, but you could easily see one coming when he is on campus this coming week. He doesn’t have a composite rating yet, but he is rated as the No. 139 player and No. 9 QB in the nation by 247. He is also the top player in Colorado, a state where Wisconsin has seen some recent recruiting success.