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