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Wisconsin football recruiting: Mohamed Toure headlines weekend visits

Last Friday, we previewed the recruits who were expected to show up this past weekend for Wisconsin’s homecoming match-up against Illinois. At least one official visitor was in town, while a variety of in-state and out-of-state prep players also made their way to Madison.

These recruits experienced two or three seasons of weather inside Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday during Wisconsin’s 49–20 win over Illinois.

Here’s who we noticed at Camp Randall Stadium, combining our own observations with tweets from the recruits plus other media reports.

2019 LB Mohamed Toure

The Rutgers commit announced on Sunday that Wisconsin offered him after his official visit in town.

247Sports’ Evan Flood caught up with Toure on Sunday ($).

2020 OLB Kaden Johnson

The four-star ‘backer spoke with both Flood ($) and BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara about his trip, which he spoke highly of.

2020 DB Craig McDonald

Rated a three-star player by 247Sports (safety) and Rivals (cornerback), McDonald is a teammate of Johnson’s. Both recruiting services list offers from Iowa, Iowa State, and Minnesota.

2020 DL Aidan Ikaika Keanaaina

Flood caught up with Keanaaina, a 247Sports composite four-star defensive lineman, late Saturday ($). Based on the player timeline provided by 247Sports, he has now visited Wisconsin twice this season.

2019 DL/TE/OL Jake Rock

Judging by what we heard and Rock’s picture, 2019 walk-on commit Blake Wilcox and 2020 offensive line commit Trey Wedig were also in town. Rock, Wilcox, and Wedig all play for Kettle Moraine, who defeated 2019 commit Keeanu Benton and Janesville Craig 36–6 Friday evening.

2019 WR/TE Howie Newbauer

According to WisSports.net, Newbauer has caught 18 passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns this season through eight games.

2020 DL Cole Brevard

The 247Sports composite four-star recruit spoke with 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong ($) about his game-day experience.

2020 ILB Jay Higgins

From Indianapolis (Brebeuf Jesuit), the prep ‘backer currently is unranked by 247Sports and Rivals, but both services note an early offer from Ball State.


Matt Fleming

2020 Terah Edwards

Edwards, from Grovesport, Ohio (Madison), spoke with BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara ($).


Matt Fleming

2020 K Jack Van Dyke

Rated a five-star kicker and 4.5-star punter by Kohls Kicking, Van Dyke took in Madison this weekend. He is the No. 15 kicker and No. 13 punter in the 2020 class according to Kohls.


Matt Fleming

2020 WR Chimere Dike

Dike is an in-state product from Waukesha, Wis. (North). According to WisSports.net, he caught 79 passes for 1,091 yards and 12 touchdowns in nine games this season.


Matt Fleming

2019 ATH Mitchell Stanchina

From Northfield, Minn., it appears UW listed Stanchina as an athlete though his Hudl profile shows him as running back/safety.


Matt Fleming

2021 OL Riley Mahlman

Wisconsin apparently offered the 2021 product from Lakeville, Minn. (South) this weekend. According to this 247Sports profile, he is listed at 6’8 and 250 pounds already.



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