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Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer athlete Deron Harrell

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The Badgers make a move to land a high-upside target that seems to have slid under the radar.

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A second uncommitted prospect officially visited Madison this weekend along with Grand Prairie, Tex., three-star cornerback Ceasar Williams. While initial reports might have had him as a commit on Sunday, nothing is as official as of yet in terms of anything beyond the Wisconsin Badgers offering Denver, Colo. (East) athlete Deron Harrell.

Harrell tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon, and BadgerBlitz.com's Jon McNamara and Badger247.com's Evan Flood reported it is more of a greyshirt offer that is currently on the table.

So, when you have a prospect who only has one offer that's currently on the table that is currently set-up to have him first count on the scholarship rolls in 2017, a strawman might ask themselves "why is this news?" Outside of the fact that the Badgers have a skill at finding prospects that have good value and slip under the cracks, you have a prospect that brings a lot of physical tools to the table and plans on committing soon.

I mean, potential future cornerbacks that are listed at 6'3 have that thing that for which you can't teach (see: height). Add to that the fact that he has a 4.5 40-yard dash time (per his Hudl profile) as well as a fluidity in his movements honed by both the basketball court and his time as a pistol quarterback for Denver East high school, and what you get is someone who is at the very least a tremendous wager for a future prospect on the field even before you throw in the fact that his father just might be the greatest wide receiver in Arena Football history.

Honestly, if remaining spots weren't so tight for the class of 2016, he would probably have a full scholarship offer right now -- but he's definitely an interesting proposition for the Badgers. If he follows through and commits, he's got that upside.