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 3-star (247 Sports only) ATH Kaden Feagin (Arthur, Ill.) out of Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond High School, yikes that’s a mouthful, received an offer from Wisconsin earlier this week. He currently also holds offers from Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Notre Dame, Purdue and Rutgers.
Feagin stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs around 220 pounds. He is rated as the No. 32 ATH in the country by 247 Sports as well as the No. 5 player in the state of Illinois. While we are unsure of where the Badgers are recruiting him to play, Feagin posted a picture of RB Jalen Berger while also tagging OLB coach Bobby April in a follow up tweet. VERY CRYPTIC, KADEN!
It looks like his high school did end up playing in the spring this past year (Illinois didn’t have fall sports in 2020) but I can’t find any highlights. But, what we do have is his freshman year tape, so let’s take a look at that!
It is comical to try and watch Feagin’s opposition try and tackle him when he’s playing running back. There are kids just bouncing off him like he’s Tecmo Bo Jackson. While Feagin probably won’t ever have elite speed, he moves well for a kid his size and he is by no means slow. He shows soft hands, on the few pass catching chances he has, and has good awareness, picking off a few passes on defense. He also returned a pair of kicks for touchdowns to go along with the rest of his impressive highlight reel.
If he grows another inch or two, you could pretty easily see him sliding into a tight end role at Wisconsin. But, as for now, we’ll just call him an “athlete” and see what Paul Chryst and crew have in mind for him.