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Wisconsin football recruiting: who didn’t UW get over the holiday weekend

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A number of prospects are now off of Wisconsin’s board and headed elsewhere.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 15 BYU at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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!

Former UW targets headed elsewhere

  • The last cornerback left on Wisconsin’s 2022 board, 3-star Caleb Coley (Warner Robins, Ga.) chose Vanderbilt over Michigan State, Northwestern and the Badgers. UW is sitting pretty with three defensive back commitments already in the class, but there was still a slot for Coley if he wanted it.
  • Wisconsin still has a couple defensive lineman targets left on their board, but 3-star DT Felix Hixon (Jackson, Ga.) will not be one of them. He picked South Carolina over Georgia Tech, Illinois, Virginia and the Badgers.
  • Another one of the cornerbacks that Wisconsin was still in on (but not really considered a favorite as of late), 3-star James Monds III (Vero Beach, Fla.) chose Indiana over Nebraska and the Badgers. Monds had a familial connection to the Huskers and still chose the Hoosiers...on Scott Frost Day, no less!
  • After a whirlwind tight end recruitment for Wisconsin, resulting in 3-star JT Seagreaves (Monroe) choosing UW, another in-state prospect made his college choice. 3-star Andrew Keller (Waunakee) is headed south to Ames, Iowa to play for Iowa State. Keller is an intriguing prospect and found a good home playing for Matt Campbell.
  • A tough loss for the Badgers is 4-star DL KJ Miles (Jersey City, N.J.) who ended up choosing Georgia Tech over Texas and Wisconsin. Miles took official visits to all three schools, but his first visit to Atlanta must’ve sealed the deal for him.