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Wisconsin quarterback commit Graham Mertz is among a select few high school players in the country to receive an Elite 11 invite.

Wisconsin QB commit named Elite 11 finalist; Badgers to take part in Opening Day

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Graham Mertz named Elite 11 finalist

Wisconsin 4-star quarterback commit Graham Mertz has earned an invitation to the finals of the Elite 11 event. The competition is designed to highlight the best quarterbacks in the country.

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Badgers at the ballpark … but the baseball-playing Badgers

The Milwaukee Brewers open the home portion of their schedule on Monday against St. Louis, and the Badgers will be there. Well, at least a few of them will be. The organization announced that coach Paul Chryst and members of the team will take part in the ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Early bowl projections

A game won’t be played for another five months, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for bowl projections. CollegeFootballNews.com put together its list and projects Wisconsin to play in the Rose Bowl.

Recruiting notebook

In his latest recruiting notebook, Jesse Temple looks at offensive lineman John Olmstead. The 4-star recruit has Wisconsin in his top 10 and his coach said he’s very interested in the Badgers.

Don’t forget about Quintez Cephus

He’s still working his way back from an ugly leg injury suffered last season, but don’t forget the kind of athlete Quintez Cephus is. If you have, the junior wide receiver is here to remind you about his dunking prowess in high school.

New QB coach, new QB?

With Jon Budmayr officially becoming the quarterback coach this offseason, The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach wondered if a change in instructor could mean a change in quarterback Alex Hornibrook.

It’s Isaiahh Loudermilk’s time

Redshirt sophomore Isaiahh Loudermilk was one of the stars of spring practice last year. But talented upperclassmen and injuries limited his impact in 2017. Now fully healthy, Wisconsin is counting on the defensive end to play an important role this fall.

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