Wisconsin makes top 3 for Pa. LB; FPI predicts Badgers’ record
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Wisconsin makes top 3 for LB
The Badgers are pushing hard to add more bodies to their 2019 recruiting class and are in position to land a 3-star linebacker. Kyi Wright released his top 3 schools Wednesday, and Wisconsin made the cut along with North Carolina and Pittsburgh.
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FPI predicts Wisconsin’s record
ESPN’s Football Power Index has Wisconsin favored in 10 of its 12 scheduled games this year, but giving the Badgers less than a 40-percent chance of winning on the road at Michigan and Penn State.
Most exciting player for Wisconsin
The Badgers have quite a few playmakers, but the most electrifying is clearly running back Jonathan Taylor. So it should come as no surprise that ESPN listed him as Wisconsin’s most exciting player.
‘Amazing’ official visit for Julius Davis
Running back commit Julius Davis came on his official visit last weekend, and the 3-star recruit told Bucky’s 5th Quarter that it was “amazing.”
Jalen Johnson putting in work
The Badgers’ top basketball target in the Class of 2020 — in-state wing Jalen Johnson — is among 18 finalists for USA Basketball’s U-17 roster. The finalist wills be whittled down to 12 this weekend for a tournament in Argentina later this summer.
Biggest win for Nebraska?
The Badgers have been a huge pain in the side of Nebraska since the Cornhuskers entered the Big Ten in 2011. Wisconsin has gone 6-1 and that’s led to plenty of angst in Lincoln. So the question was asked if the Huskers could guarantee themselves a win over anyone this year, who would it be? Land of 10’s Erin Sorensen went with the Badgers.
Badgers targeting brother of current DL
While Bryson Williams was a huge get for the Wisconsin football team, his brother, Donovan, is an intriguing basketball recruit in the Class of 2020. The younger Williams is expected in Madison for a camp this week and could garner a scholarship at some point down the line.
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