Recruiting Breakdown: Nebraska vs Wisconsin

A look at the Badgers and Cornhuskers from a recruiting perspective. Where did the starters rate coming out of high school?

Setting the scene:

No. 7 Nebraska (7-0, 4-0) hosts No. 11 Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2) on Saturday in a contest that will likely play a huge factor in the Big Ten West Division. 

Recruiting in the other's backyard:

- Wisconsin generally stays out of Nebraska. The Badgers currently have zero players on their roster from the state.

- Nebraska currently has one player from the state of Wisconsin. A.J. Natter, a junior defensive end, is from MIlton and had a Badgers offer. 

Players both Nebraska and Wisconsin were involved in:

Wisconsin center Dan Voltz had both an offer from Wisconsin and Nebraska, but never took an official visit to Lincoln.  Wisconsin running back Corey Clement officially visited Nebraska before deciding the Badgers was the place he wanted to be. 

Recently Nebraska landed four-star talents Matt Farniok and John Raridon in 2016 - both had Wisconsin offers. Badger true freshman Eric Burrell took an official visit to Lincoln last fall. 

2016 DEPTH CHART (With recruiting rating)
*Years = years out of high school, not with the team.
**Ratings are the newest available rating, so in the case a player went to JUCO, it is their JUCO rating, not HS rating.
 

WISCONSIN PROJECTED OFFENSE

NEBRASKA PROJECTED DEFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
QB Alex Hornibrook 2 DE Freedom Akinmoladun 3
RB Corey Clement 4 DT Mick Stoltenberg
3
FB Austin Ramesh 4 DT Kevin Maurice 4
WR Rob Wheelwright 4 DE Ross Dzuris  5
WR Jazz Peavy 4 OLB Michael Rose-Ivey 5
LT Ryan Ramcyzk  4 MIKE Josh Banderas 4
LG Jon Dietzen 2 OLB Dedrick Young 2
C Michael Deiter 3 CB Joshua Kalu 3
RG Beau Benzchawel 3 CB Chris Jones 3
RT David Edwards 2 S Kieron Williams 3
TE Troy Fumagalli 4 S Nate Gerry 4
AVERAGES 3.09 3.45 AVERAGES 3.00 3.45
   
WISCONSIN PROJECTED DEFENSE NEBRASKA PROJEFTED OFFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
DE Chikwe Obasih 4 QB Tommy Armstrong 5
NT Conor Sheehy 3 RB Terrell Newby 4
DE Alec James 4 WR Stanley Morgan 2
OLB T.J. Watt 4 WR De'Mornay Pierson-El 3
ILB T.J. Edwards 3 WR Jordan Westerkamp 5
ILB Ryan Connelly  3 RT David Knevel 4
OLB Vince Biegel 5 RG Tanner Farmer 3
CB Sojourn Shelton 5 C Dylan Utter 5
CB  Derrick Tindal 3 LG Sam Hahn 5
S Leo Musso 5 LT Nick Gates 3
S D'Cota Dixon  3 TE Sam Cotton 5
AVERAGES 2.90 3.81 AVERAGES 2.91 4.00

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