Recently, one of the top 2024 recruiting targets for the Wisconsin Badgers football staff received a crystal ball prediction for a big name rival. The Penn State Nittany Lions have earned a crystal ball prediction from 247 Sports to land four-star running back Corey Smith. The Wisconsin native is currently the second overall recruit in the state and has been on the Badgers radar for quite some time.
Wisconsin Badgers Football Still Chasing Four-Star Corey Smith
One of the top recruits in the great state of Wisconsin has been targeted by the Badgers since the start of his playing career. 2024 four-star running back Corey Smith from Catholic Memorial has made four visits to Madison thus far, and likely will secure an official visit with the Badgers as well. Wisconsin has been eager to land Smith since his freshman year of high school, but after a recent visit to Penn State, Smith may not become a Badger after all.
Earlier this afternoon, Smith finished his first visit with the Penn State Nittany Lions and shortly after received a crystal ball prediction to land with the team. Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports logged his prediction today following the visit. Perhaps Smith is likely to land elsewhere now as he begins to visit other schools, which means the Badgers will have to recruit hard to keep their in-state running back.
As a four-star recruit, the five foot eleven inch, 170 pound Smith has nearly 20 offers to his name at this point in time. Wisconsin and Notre Dame have led the recruitment of Smith thus far, with the Badgers looking like the favorites to land their own in-state recruit. However, Smith has since completed another season and earned a handful of offers since his last Madison visit. The running back has visited Penn State, Alabama, Auburn, Pittsburgh, and Georgia the last few months as his recruiting is ramping up.
Corey Smith is the second overall player in the state of Wisconsin, behind four-star offensive lineman Donovan Harbour. Smith is the 26th ranked recruit that holds an offer from Wisconsin, sitting at the 206th spot nationally. Smith also ranks as the 20th overall running back in the 2024 NCAA football recruiting class. Wisconsin has the 20th overall 2024 recruiting class at this time, but landing Smith would surely change that.
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