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A.J. Alexander decides to play tight end over wide receiver. What does this mean for the Badgers?

A.J. Alexander
A.J. Alexander
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If you were on the recruiting boards Friday afternoon, you could sense there being a momentum swing away from Wisconsin. Lake Braddock, Virginia, three-star athlete A.J. Alexander was getting predictions that he was going to become a hybrid-loving jerk and play for Ohio State. Friday, the announcement happened. Alexander decided he was going to do something in-line and join the Buckeyes, which, if you're one of those schadenfreude-loving jerks, is literally the only piece of good news they've had this week.

So, what's next for the Badgers? It seems likely that this will end the recruitment of Alexander for the Badgers. After all, he is planning an official visit on Sept. 27 with the Buckeyes, and the Badgers' next official visit from a wide receiver is from a three-star Coral Gables, Florida, prospect and a Georgia commit in Shaquery Wilson. While Wilson may not have the size-speed combination of Alexander, he is 6'2 with a reported 4.47-second 40-yard dash time, and a look at his Hudl profile shows that he has the run-blocking ability that will allow him to see the field a lot faster than one might think.

The other big name to remember for the Badgers is St. Catherine's, Ohio, athlete David Dowell. He's a four-star prospect who has Wisconsin in his top three against Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Getting Dowell would also likely net the Badgers his twin brother, Andrew, who's a four-star athlete that could be a great fit as a running back.

Other prospects the Badgers could look for at receiver include for include Stafford (Colonial Forge), Virginia, three-star prospect Gary Jennings, who's a great size/speed prospect, and Los Angeles (Bishop Mora Salesian) receiver Jeremy Kelly, who is a more of a good hands, good route-runner, decent athlete type.