The Morning Buzz

Badger Nation looks at the news and notes involving Wisconsin recruits, including updates on Connor Humphreys, Kaleb McGary, D.J. Gillins and others.

Humphreys Hitting the Road

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit defensive end Connor Humphreys is planning a busy next couple of weeks.

"I'm going to UCLA next weekend (June 14-15) for an unofficial visit," said Humphreys. "I haven't decided if I will see USC yet though."

Humphreys said he will also be visiting Tennessee, Wisconsin, Arizona and Arizona State unofficially this summer.

"Wisconsin and Tennessee are two of the schools recruiting me the hardest," said Humphreys.

Humphreys said he's not narrowing his list at all.

"I don't have a top five, I'm still open to everyone," said Humphreys.

At the Nike Football Training Camp in Eugene, Ore., Humphreys impressed scouts with his motor, quickness off the ball and his versatility, as he is being recruited as both an offensive and defensive lineman.

McGary Impressive

Probably the top prospect at the NFTC in Eugene, Ore., was Fife (Wash.) four-star offensive tackle Kaleb McGary. It was the second camp in three days for McGary, who also worked at both tight end and defensive end at the NW Elite Camp on Friday, before focusing on the offensive line in Eugene.

McGary easily was the most athletic offensive lineman there, and while he's still somewhat new to the position, he was a coachable guy who wanted to get plenty of reps. He still has some things to work on technique wise, but he's real flexible and long and when he cut out the extra steps in pass pro, did a good job engaging his defender.

Kentucky Stays Hot

Wisconsin has already seen offered prospects Thaddeus Snodgrass, Kobie Walker and Jarrett LaRubbio pick the University of Kentucky before visiting the UW campus. On Monday, the Badgers saw two Ohio defensive backs – Mike Edwards and Darius West – do the same thing. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Edwards (Winton Woods High School) is ranked the No. 28 cornerback prospect in the country by Fox Sports Next. Edwards picked UK over scholarship offers from programs like Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The 6-0, 195-pound West (Lima Catholic Central) is ranked the No. 20 safety prospect in the nation by Fox Sports Next. He also held offers from programs like Louisville, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

West was slated to visit Wisconsin later this month, but changed his mind when Edwards, his good friend, committed earlier in the day.

With 14 commits, Kentucky surprisingly ranks No.9 in the national rankings. With six commits, Wisconsin ranks in a tie for 21st.

In addition to the two Ohio defensive backs, Midlothian (Va.) Cosby defensive lineman Tyler Powell committed to North Carolina Monday. He was offered by Wisconsin in early May, before the Tar Heels had extended an offer.

Extra Points: Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton athlete Osa Masina visited to Washington, Oregon State and Oregon over the weekend and will head to Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin in July ... Jacksonville (FL) Ribault quarterback D.J. Gillins has Louisville in his top four, despite no offer from the Cardinals, and will visit them this weekend … Toledo (OH) four-star quarterback DeShone Kizer committed to Notre Dame Tuesday, leaving Gillins and Nicodem Pierre as the only two uncommitted QBs with Wisconsin offers.

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