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Wisconsin football recruiting: DE Isaiahh Loudermilk commits to Badgers

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The Badgers land themselves an athletic end while waiting for Dave Aranda's replacement.

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With Thomas Schaffer committing to Stanford Wednesday, the targets for the Badgers on the defensive line dwindled down to one. The Badgers were either going to land Isaiahh Loudermilk, or they weren't. And on Thursday that proverbial 50/50 shot came down in the Badgers favor as they landed the three-star athlete from Howard, Kan.

What the Badgers get in Loudermilk is a prospect who just pops off the screen in terms of his athleticism. Yes, I'm not going to tell you that the level of competition that West Elk high school faces is roughly equivalent to IMG Academy. In fact, West Elk is a school that runs an 8-man football program. But if you're looking at the prospects from a location with a small population, you want the prospect that just flat out dominates.

And for whatever the question of an adjustment period might be? Loudermilk was prone to filling up a stat sheet with 97 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 blocked punts as well as catching 7 passes for 163 yards and 5 touchdowns. In short, this is the small school prospect that you make a wager on.

Loudermilk also had a quality offer sheet too, as the Badgers had to beat out Kansas State and Oregon to earn the commitment. Overall, he had 13 power five offers, including Arizona State and Oklahoma State.

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