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 cutdown lists
- 2022 3-star CB James Monds III (Fort Pierce, Fla.) has cutdown his list to a top-six from over 35 offers. Besides the Badgers, the other schools he is still considering are Michigan State, Nebraska, Miami (Fla.), Indiana and Mississippi State. He already has official visits set up for the Badgers (June 24), Indiana and Nebraska.
TOP 6. pic.twitter.com/ZzE7oCQR0H— III ✞ (@MondsJames) May 2, 2021
Monds is one of the top players on Wisconsin’s board and getting him on campus in June will be a big deal. There are a pair of Crystal Ball predictions in for Monds with the Spartans and the Huskers each receiving one.
- 2022 3-star (247 only) WR Tommy McIntosh (Dewitt, Mich.) announced a top-six earlier this week and the Badgers were included on his list. The other five teams are Wake Forest, Indiana, Cincinnati, Iowa and Vanderbilt.
Top6 @evannrothwell pic.twitter.com/XXwjWMwtPm— Tommy McIntosh (@TMcIntosh44) May 5, 2021
While searching for more information on McIntosh, I noticed that we had failed to write a post about him receiving an offer from the Badgers. Oops! Glad he didn’t hold that egregious oversight against Wisconsin.
Anywho, McIntosh is a 6-foot-5 and 203 pound wideout who received an offer from UW back on March 17. According to Evan Flood at 247, McIntosh took a self-guided tour of Madison back in April ($) and is hoping to return for an official visit in June. 247 lists the Badgers and the Hawkeyes as “warm” on his recruiting profile. With his frame, some teams have recruited McIntosh as a TE, although it is unclear if Wisconsin is one of those teams.
Former Badgers heading elsewhere
- Former Wisconsin ILB Malik Reed, who entered the transfer portal last week, has quickly made a decision about where he will continue his career. A native of Chandler, Ariz., Reed will be joining the Arizona Wildcats and hopefully feels more comfortable closer to home.
HOME ⬇️ #BearDown @CoachJeddFisch @FBCoachDBrown pic.twitter.com/A6Ka3LSFxi— Malik reed (@malik_tbc) May 4, 2021
Badgers don’t make further cutdown list
- After making the original final-12 cutdown list for 2022 4-star S Xavier Nwankpa (Altoona, Iowa) the Badgers were left off of his new final seven list. Clemson, Iowa, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Arizona State are all the schools still in the running. He has one Crystal Ball prediction on 247 and it is for the Buckeyes which, like, good for them! It’s about time they won a recruiting battle.
FINAL 7 pic.twitter.com/jVNybtLdv0— Xavier “X” Nwankpa (@xaviernwankpa01) May 1, 2021