The Wisconsin Badgers remain busy on the recruiting track as the football and men’s basketball programs made moves this week that they hope will add future talent to the rosters.
While the football team’s first major official visit weekend was the main storyline, many other important activities took place in terms of recruitment.
In an effort to give an overview of everything that’s been going on, here’s our weekly recruiting overview.
Wisconsin basketball: Gehrig Normand offered
The Badgers became the latest school to get involved with the 2023 Gehrig Normand wing of North Richland Hills, Texas.
The 6-foot-5 prospect can play as a fullback or small forward at the top level, and overall Normand is a terrific fit stylistically. He’s quick on the dribble and seems to have a nice outside shot based on his highlights.
You can view the full breakdown of our offering here.
The offer aligns closely with one of Wisconsin’s other top targets, Jamie Kaiser, on an official visit to Virginia. The Badgers are still in the thick of it for the rising four-star prospect, but the longer Kaiser’s recruiting drags on, the harder it will be for Wisconsin to hold on. He paid an official visit to Madison in May.
Wisconsin Basketball: Gus Yalden Highlights
Wisconsin commitment Gus Yalden had a solid weekend competing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League last week.
As a result, a new batch of highlights have dropped for the four-star striker.
This weekend, the Wisconsin football team has 11 of its top 2023 prospects on campus for official visits.
With the majority of players due to make further official visits in June, it may take some time for the full results from the weekend to materialize, but by all accounts things appear to be going well.
You can read about each of Madison’s visitors below:
All Badgers will get more coverage on this first batch of upcoming official visitors, and also preview the next wave of recruits who are expected to be on campus next weekend.
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The Wisconsin staff held their first camp of the summer and had several intriguing prospects in town.
While no new offerings were extended immediately after camp, the showcase allowed staff to see a slew of 2023 and 2024 prospects from the upstate and Midwest in action.
Wisconsin still has additional camps scheduled for this month, so it will be interesting to see if any new offerings are released in the coming weeks following this initial camp.
2023 offensive linemen such as Austin Barrett and Tristan Cook, who each attended camp, are names to know if Wisconsin misses some of its official visitors to campus this weekend.
Two former Wisconsin athletes recently made commitments after entering the transfer portal.
Cornerback Donte Burton announced on Twitter he plans to play for Tulsa next season, while wide receiver Isaac Smith heads to eastern Michigan.
None of those moves change anything on the Wisconsin side, but it’s nice to see they’ve each found a new home through the transfer portal.
Finally, a few new scholarship offers have taken place in the recruiting class of 2024, and Wisconsin landed a significant addition to the official June 10 visitor list.
On Wednesday, Wisconsin offered outside linebacker Anelu Lafaele and Florida defensive back Emiril Gant to Hawaii. Both players look like intriguing options, with Lafaele standing out with multiple Power-5 offerings and coming from the same high school as Nick Herbig.
You can read our full breakdown of each player’s offer here.
Along with offering Emiril Gant from Lake Mary High School in Florida, the Badgers landed a key visit from one of his teammates.
Four-star cornerback Braeden Marshall has announced he will enjoy an official visit to Madison next weekend. The 2023 prospect is one of the highest-rated cornerbacks with an offer from the Badgers, and his addition to the official June 10 visitor list is significant.
You can read more details about Marshall here.
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