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Wisconsin football recruiting: J.D. Bertrand, Maema Njongmeta visiting Badgers for Rutgers weekend

The second-last home game of the 2018 season for the Wisconsin Badgers comes on Saturday morning with an early contest against Rutgers.

It will be one of the last times recruits could see live action at Camp Randall Stadium this season, and right now, two projected linebackers—one according to reports and one confirmed by B5Q—will be in Madison on Saturday to take in the game day atmosphere.

Though the weather conditions will not be what was seen two weekends ago with a four-season spectacular, at least we do not believe that will be the case (hopefully), here are two prospects to watch for on Saturday.

Maema Njongmeta

Now bumped up to a three-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings, Njongmeta announced an offer from Wisconsin earlier this week. He confirmed with B5Q on Wednesday night that he will be back in Madison this upcoming weekend for an unofficial visit (something that was reported both by 247Sports ($) and Rivals ($) previously). He also took in Wisconsin back in early October for the Nebraska game.

247Sports notes 19 offers for the Lincolnshire, Ill. (Adlai Stevenson), product, including Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Army, Bowling Green, and some Ivy League schools.

Both 247Sports crystal ball and Rivals FutureCast predictions show Wisconsin as a clear cut favorite, so it could be an interesting visit.

J.D. Bertrand

247Sports, ESPN and Rivals designate the Roswell, Ga. (Blessed Trinity Catholic) standout as a four-star prospect, and 247Sports composite rankings list him as the No. 310 player overall and No. 16 outside linebacker in the nation.

Bertrand originally committed to Georgia but backed off that verbal pledge back on Oct. 5. Since then, the ‘backer has received offers from Wisconsin, TCU, Florida State, Colorado and Ole Miss. He also visited Notre Dame back in mid-October.

Rivals notes on its profile of Bertrand that he will officially visit UW this weekend along with reporting it on Friday, while 247Sports also reported it on Oct. 30 ($).

Bertrand hails from the same high school as Wisconsin 2019 target Steele Chambers, who ultimately committed to Ohio State.

A basketball visitor (and scholarship offer) this weekend’s Jon McNamara reported on Friday that 2020 point guard Lorne Bowman is on an official visit. For that matter, the Detroit, Mich. (St. Mary’s) product tweeted he has received an offer from the Badgers:

Currently both Rivals and 247Sports do not have Bowman—listed at 6’2 and 180 pounds—rated at the moment.

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