The Morning Buzz

Badger Nation looks at the news and notes involving Wisconsin recruits from Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, including updates on Sean White, Stanley Williams, Marcus Collins, Austin Roberts and more.

QB Plans Visit

Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School quarterback Sean White (6-3, 180 pounds), did not possess a rocket for an arm during Saturday's Elite 11 Regional in Columbus, Ohio, but he delivered throws accurately and on time throughout the competition.

"This was actually my second Elite-11, and I've improved since the first one," White said. "After going through spring football at my school, I've had more reps and have gotten better at everything, to be honest."

College recruiters have certainly taken notice of White's talents, and he has put together an impressive offer list. White is up to 16 offers and while he doesn't have one from the Badgers, he says offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig is one of the four coaches he has the best relationships with.

White says Cincinnati, Houston, Pittsburgh and West Virginia are the schools sticking out, but he is visiting California (no offer) next weekend and Wisconsin after that.

Williams Might Visit

During the summer of '11, Stanley Williams verbally committed to Georgia. After nearly two years of looking into other schools, the 5-9, 190-pound running back from Monroe (Ga.) Walton Academy de-committed from the Bulldogs in mid-April.

In addition to his trip to Chapel Hill, Williams plans to visit Arizona, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and maybe Wisconsin. After those visits, Williams plans to officially trim his list of schools under consideration to a more management number.

"I learned that this recruiting process is strictly a business," Williams said. "So I'm going to try to be as professional as I can and be straight up with the coaches and let them know if they're in or if they're out, because I don't want to waste their time."

Still High on Wisconsin

One of the region's top defensive end prospects, Compton (CA) Dominguez Uriah Leiataua is currently sitting on five scholarship offers, but says Wisconsin is a school that ‘definitely' stands out.

"I would love to visit there, I've heard great things about Wisconsin," Leiataua said. "They had been recruiting me for a while and I was waiting for them to offer because my coach told me they were close. When it finally came in, I was real excited. I like the DL coach, Chad Kauha'aha'a, a lot and like I said, they're high on my list."

In-State Update: Part 1

Madison Lafollette safety Marcus Collins has his recruitment on the rise as of late with recently receiving offers from Air Force, Army, Butler, Cornell, North Dakota State and Penn, but got arguably his biggest offer in Pittsburgh on Monday.

"I like everything about Pittsburgh," he said. "Even though it is 10 hours away, they make it feel like it's still good old Madison, Wisconsin. I've known Coach Chryst ever since the beginning of my youth camps at Wisconsin and they've added multiple Wisconsin natives to their roster and staff."

Collins has plenty of opportunities for more offers, as he will visit Northern Illinois June 5, Northwestern June 7, Minnesota June 9, Indiana June 12 or 13, possibly Pittsburgh June 13, Michigan State June 16 and Illinois on June 22.

He said Pittsburgh is easily his favorite school.

In-State Update: Part 2

Rice Lake's Austin Roberts came into Saturday's Illinois camp with a good handful of offers, but none from the Big Ten or a BCS school. By the time he left, he had given the Illini no choice, measuring at 6-3, 225-pounds and running 4.66 and 4.68 in the 40-yard dash.

On Tuesday, he received an offer from Illinois, saying it feels ‘really, really good.'

This Friday, Roberts will be at Northwestern Friday, Minnesota on Sunday and Indiana, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Michigan State and Iowa the following week.

Derricott Update

We reported last month that Garden City (KS) JUCO four-star linebacker Dvonta Derricott wanted to commit to Wisconsin, but the Badgers weren't going to take his commitment until his grades improved. Derricott is spending the offseason working out back home in Virginia, and still views the Badgers near the top of his list as he works to improve his GPA.

"I have a Top 5 but it seems to change sometimes," Derricott said. "I would say right now it would be Wisconsin, Iowa, West Virginia, South Florida and Kansas. That could change, though."

Derricott says he might commit in November of wait until after his season.

Settle's Stock Keeps Rising

Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson High's Tim Settle is just coming out of his sophomore year, but already is into the double digits as far as scholarship offers.

"I'm at ten right now," he said. "Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, and that's it."

Signing Day for his class is a good 19 months away and Settle plans to take all of that time.

"I'm just going to wait until Signing Day, but you never know, there might just be that school, but I want to take my time, go to a lot of schools, because you can't just judge a school by where the location is."


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