Brock DeCicco (four stars)
6-foot-5, 227 pounds, 4.75 40-yard time
Thomas Jefferson H.S. – Clairton, Pennsylvania
Off the field, DeCicco was solid on the hardwood, averaging 16 points per game and 12 rebounds per game, earning another first-team all-conference award.
Although ranked the eighth-best tight end in the nation, not to many people away from the East Coast have heard of Thomas Jefferson tight end Brock DeCicco. Garnering scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Connecticut, Maryland, Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh, few schools, other than Iowa, away from the coast have shown interest in DeCicco.
This is where former Pittsburgh assistant coach Charlie Partridge comes it. Partridge, who spent a number of years on the Panthers staff, has kept close tabs on the prospect, as the Badgers have stepped up their recruiting efforts on the prospect but have yet to offer.
Status: No Scholarship – Medium Interest
Arthur ‘Artie' Fontaine (four stars)
6-foot-5, 235 pounds, 4.93 40-yard time
Dartmouth H.S. – North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
A four-star, 10th-ranked tight end in the country, Fontaine has had an interested recruiting season. Originally narrowing his recruitment down to five schools (Boston College, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Penn State), Fontaine committed to Boston College on May 6 only to de-commit three weeks later, saying that he rushed his decision and wanted more time to consider his choices.
According to Fontaine, Wisconsin has shown interest in him but nothing beyond that, which leads us to believe that the Badgers aren't going hard after him.
Status: No Scholarship – Low Interest
Ra'shede Hageman (three stars)
6-foot-6, 250 pounds
Washburn Senior H.S. – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Catching 19 passes for 547 yards and 12 touchdowns his junior year, Hageman continues to put up solid numbers on the field. Playing both tight end and defensive end in high school, Hageman is being recruited at both positions but wants to play tight end at the next level.
Holding scholarship offers from Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, the Gophers were the first to offer and have been recruiting him the hardest. According to Hageman, however, Wisconsin is high on his list, as he has attended Badger games and visited Madison a couple of times.
Currently, Hageman is playing for the Howard Pulley 16-and-under AAU team after averaged nine points for his school last year, scoring in double figures in eight games with a season-high of 26 points.
Status: Offered Scholarship – Medium to High Interest