This will be a little different then our normal offer recap as a lot of these players have been covered in previous posts. With spring practices underway, potential recruits have been flocking to Madison to check things out. A lot of offensive players have wanted to see the new offense in action and defensive players have been in town to interact with the new staff. There has been some exciting talent on campus with some great reports on their experience in madtown.
Daniel is an interesting prospect as he’s been offered by the football and basketball team in Madison. He was in town to visit the football program over the weekend but basketball coach Greg Gard made sure to stop in and say hello as well. Freitag is a wide receiver prospect from Minnesota who will be heading to California for his senior year for basketball. I’m not sure if this indicates anything in terms of what he prefers to play at the next level but Wisconsin basketball has been focused on him for quite a while.
Jaedon was on campus over the weekend and according to Badgers 247, the visit went well. He’s quoted as saying “I think I would really love to be a part of that team.” Take rapid reactions with a grain of salt but this is a benefit of getting kids on campus to see the new offense. As a player, he has great speed and surprising power considering he’s slightly undersized (5’10”, 170 pounds). The Arizona native has solid hands and does a great job of hitting the hole with speed once it opens up. He looks like an ideal weapon in a Phil Longo offense. Wisconsin is currently listed as the favorite.
Cael will be on campus this week as the Illinois native has a relatively short trip to Madison. He lines up all over the field for his high school team. He’s listed as a linebacker/defensive end but will line up with his hand in the dirt, in the slot and in the middle of the field. He’s a versatile athlete and it’ll be interesting to see what position Wisconsin envisions him at. It’s easy to picture him adding some weight to play defensive end in college.
Kamden has the perfect last name to fit in at Wisconsin. The sophomore out of Maryland still has 2 years of high school left and is already making a ton of plays at the varsity level. He plays with a ton of fire and has the speed/power combo to be either an outside linebacker or defensive end at the next level. He’s already 6’3″ and 225 pounds and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him add weight over his last 2 years before college.
Kaiser is a 6’4″, 185 pound high school sophomore out of Illinois. He plays offense and defense at the moment but just watching him briefly makes me think he’ll be on defense at the next level. He has the ideal length to be a game wrecking safety of hybrid linebacker is he adds some weight. He has coverage skills but it looks like he makes a bigger impact when he’s able to read and react.
AJ is only a freshman in high school but was on campus over the weekend. It doesn’t look like he has an official offer from Wisconsin yet but it likely won’t be long as the Michigan native is already the top ranked cornerback in the 2026 class. He has exceptional ball skills and tackles well for his size. As he matures physically, his game will become that much more impressive. His tape is extremely impressive for a player his age as he doesn’t rely on physical attributes to make a difference. He is the definition of a tactician on the football field.
Meyer is a 6’4″, 205 pounds sophomore wide receiver out of Minnesota. He was among the group that visited over the weekend and is already planning on returning. He mainly lines up on the outside as he has the speed, size and hands to play there. He also uses his size and strength to block exceptionally well, whether that be on the outside or at the line of scrimmage. Even though he runs mostly wide receiver routes, he could very well be a dynamic tight end at the college level if he adds some weight.
Alex is a cornerback/wide receiver out of Michigan. The track and field All American shows his speed on the field as he is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball, whether that be on offense or defense. He looks like a natural free safety on tape as he has incredible speed but he also has the ability to cover. I love his knowledge of coverage as you can see him passing off receivers at the correct time so he can jump a route elsewhere. He does look good as a receiver but he looks more natural in the secondary to me.
Michigan natives came to Madison in droves over the weekend. Jack is a 6’5″, 225 pound freshman that resembles Gronk on the field. He plays offense and defense at the moment but he looks like an unbelievable tight end prospect on tape. He has the size and speed to dominate the middle of the field while also blocking players much older than him with ease. On the flip side, it’s easy to envision him adding some weight without losing much speed and being an absolute game wrecking as a defensive end. He’ll be a big name to watch in the coming years.
First off, what an incredible name. Storm is a 6’3″, 205 pound freshman out of Ohio. It’s by no means shocking he is listed as a tight end and edge rusher as that type of size and athleticism is perfect for both positions in high school. Even though he makes an impact on both sides of the ball currently, he looks destined to be a pass rusher at the next level. His film shows great speed and bend which allows him to beat offensive lineman on the outside pretty much every time. He’s also disciplined enough to get his hands up to knock passes down if he knows he won’t get there in time for the sack.
Zac is the first offensive lineman on this list as the junior from Illinois was in town last week. The 6’4″, 250 pound tackle doesn’t have B1G size yet, but he has the mobility needed to be successful in an air raid offense. We’ve also seen slightly undersize prospects get to Wisconsin and gain good weight due to a well planned nutrition and weight room plan.
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Lloyd is a cornerback prospect out of Maryland that was on campus over the weekend. His tape shows a very steady presence in the secondary. He has fluid hips in coverage and is a willing tackler that diagnoses plays well.
Landon is the son of NFL hall of fame offensive tackle Orlando Pace. The high school sophomore out of Missouri will be going a different route as he currently plays tight end and defensive end. On offense, he is extremely comfortable in open space, has solid hands and seems to always find a soft spot in the defense. He’s a willing blocker although is doesn’t appear to be his calling card quite yet. Virtually all of his highlights are on offense as that’s likely the position he is focusing on for the next level.
Mark is a 6’6″, 290 pound offensive tackle out of California. The 4 star recruit was in Madison last week and would be an ideal get for Wisconsin. The junior is long, athletic and finishes his blocks with authority.
Thomas was in Madison 2 weekends ago and it was the last trip he needed before committing. On Easter Sunday, Heiberger announced his decision to play for the Badgers. The outside linebacker from South Dakota is an ideal recruit for coach Fickell. He’s a bit overlooked nationally but has the speed and athleticism to rush the passer at the next level.
Cut Down Lists
Wisconsin made the top 12 for defensive tackle Jayden Jackson out of Florida. His list also includes Texas, Miami, Auburn, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Tennessee and Colorado. That’s a loaded list but Wisconsin has a major need along the defensive line which could help push them above the rest. I’ve covered him as a player in the past but he’s an explosive defensive lineman that wreaks havoc. He has the power and speed to create pressure and the discipline to stay at home on run plays. Would be a major add for Wisconsin.
The Badgers made the top 7 for Hawaiian edge rusher Anelu Lafaele. The other 6 schools in the mix are Arizona State, Hawaii, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Utah and Washington. The 4 star pass rusher has dynamic speed and ideal size at 6’3″ and 230 pounds. He looks like he could hop on a college defense today and be a game changer. The Badgers are in a good spot here as they have had a Hawaiian pipeline recently with Herbig on his way to the NFL and Latu on the roster currently. There has been some interaction between Lafaele and Herbig on twitter which could bode well for the Badgers moving forward.
With so many prospects being on campus recently, it’s likely we see more and more commitment announcements coming over the next couple of weeks.
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