The Morning Buzz

Badger Nation looks at the news and notes involving Wisconsin recruits, including updates on Cass Tech, Gaelin Elmore, Shai McKenzie and more.

Cass Tech 2015 Duo Might Visit Madison

Already with early offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Nebraska and Tennessee, Joshua Alabi was a key component on both sides of the football for Cass Tech's state championship repeat last year. At 6-5 and 250 pounds, Wisconsin sees the talented prospect on either side of the ball.

"I really don't know much about Wisconsin," said Alabi, who has added a recent offer from Illinois. "I haven't talked much to the coaches, but I know they have a good program, but I'll be looking into it later on."

As for getting to Wisconsin, he said, "I'll make sure I visit this summer, I know that."

After Wisconsin offered Alabi, the Badgers targeted 2015 dual-threat quarterback Jayru Campbell, who has an impressive highlight tape and already has offers from Alabama, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

"They (the UW coaches) went home and watched my tape, liked it, thought I had potential and then they offered me," said Campbell. "… I haven't been up there, but I know a little bit about Wisconsin. I plan on going up there in the fall during football season for a game."

The 6-4, 190-pound Campbell and his teammates will be going to 7-on-7 competitions in Alabama and Arkansas, as well as trying to go to LSU. Alabi is expected to go to both 7-on-7 competitions as well as Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.

Another Stop for Elmore

The only member of the ‘Super Six' to be uncommitted, Somerset High tight end Gaelin Elmore went to his latest camp this summer when he stopped at Ohio State to work out for the coaching staff.

"It went really well," said Elmore. "I didn't test out as well as I wanted to but I did really well when I ran routes and also during one-on-ones. I was able to show them what I could do."

Elmore primarily worked as defensive end and got a chance to speak to head coach Urban Meyer and work with members of the defensive coordinator. Elmore said he should hear results from his camp performance today.

"I got a chance to tour the campus after the camp. It was a pretty good time. The town is bigger than I thought it would be but the campus itself was pretty small, and well put together. The stadium and the facilities are big which is nice to see."

Holding offers from Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa State, Elmore says he's been in touch with Alabama and Florida and might attend their camps. He plans on taking some official visits after the summer so that he cans see their gameday atmospheres, and then committing in early fall.

McKenzie Eliminates Wisconsin

Washington (PA) High four-star running back Shai McKenzie picked up his Wisconsin offer in January, catching the Badgers attention during a dynamic junior season in which he rushed for 2,689 yards and 41 touchdowns. When Wisconsin sees him in college, however, he'll likely be wearing a different team's uniform.

When the 6-foot, 200-pound McKenzie returned home from a trip to Florida State and Georgia Tech, McKenzie released a top five. McKenzie said Florida State is tops on his list, and it is followed by Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Arkansas.

McKenzie said there is wiggle room for other schools to join his list, but he didn't mention the Badgers as one of those schools.

Others Narrow Lists

Jacksonville (FL) Raines defensive back Lamont Simmons picked up a Wisconsin offer in May, but the 6-2, 182-pound athlete says he has a top six of Auburn, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. Simmons says he hopes to make his decision sometime this summer so he can concentrate on his senior season.

Commitment Notes: Lake Zurich (IL) middle linebacker Colton Moskal committed to Syracuse on Saturday. Moskal didn't have a scholarship offer to Wisconsin, but did visit the Badgers in the spring … Deerfield Beach (FL) running back Brandon Powell committed to Tennessee Sunday … Kennesaw (GA) North Cobb safety Cameron Albright and Marietta (GA) Wheeler safety Allen Artis both committed to North Carolina Saturday.


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