Wisconsin adds commitment No. 12; top target Jalen Johnson discusses his recruitment
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Wisconsin picked up its second commitment in as many days on Monday with Semar Melvin joining the Badgers’ Class of 2019. The 3-star cornerback (per 247Sports) has also received offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kentucky and others.
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Jalen Johnson talks recruitment
There is no bigger priority in the Class of 2020 for basketball coach Greg Gard and the Badgers than 5-star wing Jalen Johnson. An in-state product, Johnson was at the under-17 USA Basketball tryout camp last weekend and talked about Wisconsin and the other big-time programs chasing him.
Joe Tippmann recounts official visit
Joe Tippmann committed to the Badgers last December and has spent plenty of time talking with his fellow recruits via a group chat. But the 3-star offensive lineman told Bucky’s 5th Quarter that his official visit to Madison was special because he received face-to-face interaction with the rest of the Class of 2019.
Over/under win totals released
The latest over/under win totals were released Monday, and the oddsmakers have pegged Wisconsin at 10 victories. The number makes sense because the Badgers have averaged 10.4 wins per season since 2009.
Wisconsin target visits Nebraska
After coming to Wisconsin last weekend on an official visit, 4-star linebacker Nick Henrich was back at Nebraska on Monday for an unofficial visit. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca has the details.
Top players in college football
Sports Illustrated released the first part of its top 100 college football players list with Nos. 51 through 100. Three Badgers made the list, including linebacker T.J. Edwards at No. 95.
He’s how old?
A 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman who hasn’t even taken a snap in high school is one of the hottest prospects in the Class of 2022. Kiyaunta Goodwin, who is just 14 years old, has received a host of scholarship offers from some of the top programs in the country, and Wisconsin is among them.
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