The Morning Buzz

Badger Nation looks at the news and notes involving Wisconsin recruits from Wednesday, May 29.

UW eliminated by Allen

On Tuesday, five-star quarterback Kyle Allen eliminated the Wisconsin from his final five, picking Oklahoma State, Ohio State, UCLA, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. On Wednesday, Fox Sports Next's top-ranked quarterback explained why the Badgers didn't make the cut.

"It was hard, obviously," said Allen. "It's not the offense I really want to play in. It's more a running offense. I want to go to a place to show my abilities. Madison is a great town, but it's not the place for me."

McDowell Narrowing it Down

Four-star Locust Grove (GA) safety Cortez McDowell is about to hit the home stretch of his recruitment process. He is coming off a visit to Auburn and has been hearing from a few other schools as well. McDowell does not hold a list of top schools yet but shared a few schools that he has been speaking to more frequently.

"I'm not focusing on any schools specifically but there's six I have been talking to the most," he explained. "Florida State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ohio State, Clemson, and Arkansas are the schools I stay in contact more than others. I have probably spoken to each four or five times in the past month."

Wisconsin was one of McDowell's offers during the spring evaluation period.

"It was big to get that offer because I watch Wisconsin on TV all the time and I know that if you are going to be a player up there, then you are going to be loved," he told us at the time of the offer. "I also know that it is the one number college town in America, so I know you will have a lot of support if you become a Badger.

"It is rich in tradition and I know they have been in the Rose Bowl the last three years. They have a great fan base and I know watching them play basketball they got some crazy fans. In football I know they get after it, so I like that can get after it on every down of every game."

Brown Eyeing UW visit

Wisconsin needs physical wide receivers, a main reason the Badgers extended an offer to Sparta (NJ) Pope John XXIII Noah Brown. As a junior, he rushed for 847 yards and 14 TDs on 98 carries (8.6 yards/carry), and he made 41 receptions for 630 yards (15.4 yards/reception) and six touchdowns. He also racked up four more touchdowns on kickoff returns.

Brown currently holds 19 offers and is hoping to narrow things down this summer. He told Fox Sports' Missouri site that he hopes to visit Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Brown has already visited several schools, including Boston College, North Carolina, Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Temple and Virginia Tech.

2015 Target Emerging

Catching 29 passes for 630 yards and five touchdowns on offense and 35 tackles, two interceptions and two pass breakups on defense, Mount Dora (FL) athlete Von Davis has been offered by Kentucky, Wisconsin, Louisville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Arizona, Florida International and Georgia Southern. That's likely just the beginning as Florida, Florida State and Miami are all ramping up the interest.

"This is a pretty spectacular kid and a phenomenal athlete," said Chad Grabowski, Mount Dora's coach. "He's a stud on offense, defense, and on special teams. You should see him with the ball in his hands. He can defend anyone on defense. Von is going to be one of the top kids in the state."

New Wisconsin Offers

Jacksonville (FL) Ribault quarterback D.J. Gillins

Sparta (NJ) Pope John XXIII tight end Ryan Izzo

Offers for UW Targets

Buffalo (NY) Canisus running back Qadree Ollison offered by Minnesota

Buford (GA) defensive back Zavier Hoxie offered by East Carolina and Mercer

Buford (GA) running back Thomas Wilson offered by Arizona and Wake Forest

Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas running back Madre London offered by Florida Atlantic and Florida International

Fort Lauderdale (FL) Cardinal Gibbons wide receiver Trevon Lee offered by Mississippi State

Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School linebacker Richard Yeargin III offered by Cincinnati and Missouri

Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School safety Quincy Wilson offered by Missouri

Hallandale (FL) defensive back John Battle offered by Ohio State

Henderson (NV) Liberty defensive end Jarvis Polu offered by San Jose State and Washington State

Longwood (FL) Lyman outside linebacker Nico Firios offered by Arizona

Manahawkin (NJ) Southern Regional tight end Mike Gesicki offered by Florida State

Midlothian (VA) Cosby defensive tackle Tyler Powell offered by Michigan State

Rice Lake (WI) linebacker Austin Roberts offered by Penn

Richmond (VA) Benedictine linebacker Raymon Minor offered by Ohio State

Long Beach (CA) Poly 2015 defensive back Iman Marshall offered by Michigan


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