Tampa Plant's Austin Hudson, a class of 2014 prospect, ended up receiving an offer from the Badgers on the strength of his performance. A good athlete, the safety prospect has length and range and had a good day on Monday. He also stepped over to offense and showed his talents as a pass catcher.
Detroit King's rising senior Jalen Embry is a good cover man who did well in one on ones. He broke up several passes and even stepped over to receiver and caught some passes. While he is not a blazer in terms of pure speed, he's a good football player with good ball skills and instincts. A Badger offer was not immediately extended, but we think one could still come soon. Lincolinshire (Ill.) Stevenson's Matt Morrissey came and tested, but did not participate in the afternoon session.
A couple sleepers emerged from the group. Wausau Newman rising senior wide receiver Marcus Gabriel is long (6'3, 175), smooth and caught the ball well. Brookfield Central cornerback Terry Wallen is a really good football player who showed quickness and ball skills throughout the day.
A few out of state kids had good camp days as well. Eden Prairie (Minn.) tight end Zach Hovey has nice size and caught the ball well. Ames (Iowa) quarterback Sam Straub has good size and spun the ball well and showed good velocity. He has a chance to add some offers as we move through the process. Lebanon (Ind.) quarterback Isaac Harker isn't as big as Straub, but also threw well.
With the ability to have a padded camp, the linemen got after it in what was a physical camp. Despite not being able to wear pads because of his state's rules, Genoa (Ohio) High's Michael Deiter had a good day. He had success in one on ones and is a tough kid with good strength. An interior prospect, he committed to the Badgers during the camp.
Grafton (Wisc.) rising senior Beau Benzschawel started out the day at tight end, but then moved over to defensive end, where he were impressed with his quickness and agility for a big guy and his ability to use his hands. Also a prospect at offensive tackle, he has a handful of offers and has the potential to add more. Fellow 2014 defensive lineman Preston Woods (South St. Paul, Minn.) is a tackle prospect who use his spin move to win several one on one battles.
Maine South (Ill.) senior to be Brendan Brosnan is a long, lean tackle prospect who toughed through dislocated fingers and had a good performance. He can bend and move and plays with intensity. He still needs to get stronger, but it was easy to see why he has the offers he does. He had several very spirited battles with Mequon (Wisc.) Homestead 2015 defensive lineman David Pfaff, a hard charging, high motor kid who should pick up some offers between now and his signing day.
Other senior offensive linemen who impressed us included Prairie Ridge (Ill.) High's Shane Evans, who holds several offers to his name. Brookfield Central's Luke Rasmussen, has a nice frame and shows good strength for a kid who is still adding weight. He currently has several offers. St. Mary's Springs (Wisc.) guard Sam Schrauth, who currently holds a couple of MAC offers himself, took the coaching well and is a strong kid. New Berlin (Wisc.) West's Brett Connors is a massive kid who had a good showing in one on ones. Lake Geneva (Wisc.) Badger's Logan Tenney has a good frame and tools to work with.
As for the young guys, Seymour's Jon Dietzen already has a Nebraska offer. He's a massive kid and very strong. He often won when he got his hands on guys. Amherst (Wisc.) High's Andrew Trzebiatowski is a big kid at 6'5, 300-pounds and had a good day. Williamsport (Md.) 2015 prospect Travis Kendle is an inside guy to watch.
On the defensive line, Stevens Point (Wisc.) class of 2015 end Andrew Ruzek has good size (6'5, 230) and was able to use his quickness, as well as his agility and ability to dip to win battles on the edge. Given his frame and tools, it would not be surprising to see him end up adding some offers throughout the process.