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Wisconsin football recruiting: Key recruits expected to visit Badgers

In the past two days, the recruiting trail has heated up for the Wisconsin Badgers recently as two class of 2020 verbal commitments came from in-state standouts Chimere Dike and Cole Dakovich.

Now, the Wisconsin coaching staff will have the opportunity to make an impression on more recruits who will come to town this weekend.

This by all means is not the full list of recruits heading into Madison, but here is who has publicly announced or has been reported as coming. For more, and if you have a subscription, you can check out BadgerBlitz.com ($) or Badger247 ($).

2020 WR Daniel Jackson

B5Q mentioned Jackson last week after the Mission, Kan. (Bishop Miege), native was offered in December. He is rated a four-star wide out by 247Sports and ESPN, a three-star recruit by Rivals. 247Sports composite rankings designates him as the No. 52 wide receiver and No. 258 player overall, but ESPN also lists him as the No. 158 player and No. 29 receiver in the nation.

As we mentioned in last week’s offer breakdown:

247Sports lists nine offers for Jackson, among them Notre Dame, Arizona State, Iowa, Texas A&M and Missouri. He also recently took a trip to South Bend, and based off of some projections, the Fighting Irish seem to be the favorites to land his collegiate services early on.

2021 TE Cane Berrong

B5Q confirmed with Berrong on Thursday that he will be up in Madison this upcoming weekend.

Currently unrated by 247Sports and Rivals, both recruiting services list offers by prolific programs LSU and Penn State for the Hartwell, Ga. (Hart County), native. Rivals/BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara publicly guessed that Berrong will leave Madison with an offer.

Earlier this week, it appears running backs coach John Settle also visited the prep tight end.

2020 TE/DE Jake Overman

Rivals/BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara first reported on Jan. 24 that Overman, the Anaheim, Calif. (Servite), native, would be visiting this weekend.

Both 247Sports and Rivals report four offers for the California prospect as Arizona, Oregon State, UNLV and Utah State all have presented opportunities for the prep standout.

2021 LB Bryan Sanborn

247Sports’ Allen Trieu reported on Wednesday that the younger brother of current Wisconsin inside linebacker Jack Sanborn will visit this weekend.

Wisconsin offered Sanborn back in December, with the linebacker prospect receiving opportunities from Vanderbilt, Iowa and Western Michigan as well.

2020 DE Nate Matlack

A three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals, both recruiting services list Matlack as a weak-side defensive end who has received offers from Kansas, Kansas State and Syracuse.

Like Jackson and 2019 signees Graham Mertz and Clay Cundiff, he is a Kansas native—hailing from Olathe (East).

2020 WR/CB Dylan Appleton

McNamara reported this visit earlier this week on Jan. 22, and the last name should sound familiar, as the veteran recruiting expert noted Dylan is the cousin of former Badger wide receiver Kraig Appleton.

247Sports and Rivals both list an offer from Indiana State for Appleton, who hails from Belleville, Ill. (Althoff Catholic).

2020 OLB Camden Rogers

McNamara reported a few days ago that the Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homestead), recruit would visit this weekend.

247Sports reports six offers for the unrated ‘backer—five of the six from MAC programs.


Update: 2020 running back Reggie Love initially noted earlier this week that he was heading to Madison this weekend. After B5Q published this article early Saturday morning, he tweeted that he was no longer able to make it.

Love recently placed Wisconsin among his top seven schools earlier last week, joining Notre Dame, Kentucky, TCU, Nebraska, Purdue and Illinois as programs who made his cut.

A four-star recruit by 247Sports’ composite rankings and Rivals, he hails from St. Louis where he ran for 203 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown in Trinity Catholic’s Class 3 state championship victory on Dec. 1.

247Sports composite rankings designates Love as the No. 27 running back in the nation. Rivals rates him as the No. 180 player overall in the country and No. 16 back in the country, and the recruiting service lists 16 offers from the aforementioned programs plus Arkansas, Syracuse, Iowa State and Louisville, among others.



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