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The month of August will be known as decision time for many high school football players around the country. Badger Nation looks at some of Wisconsin's targets that are deciding by the end of the summer and what chances the Badgers have in landing of these recruits.

The month of August will be known as decision time for many high school football players around the country. Badger Nation looks at some of Wisconsin's targets that are deciding by the end of the summer and what chances the Badgers have in landing of these recruits.

Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic defensive end Kurt Holuba
Position Ranking: 122


The Skinny: The 6-3, 225-pound defensive lineman has a top four of Duke, Stanford, Florida State and Wisconsin. He has noted that he like to get his decision out of the way before the season starts because he won't be able to see any schools during the season with his full attention on the team. Relationships and academics will be the key factors in landing Holuba and Wisconsin has both of those going for them in this race.

Percentage he picks Wisconsin: 40 percent.

Buford (GA) cornerback Zavior Hoxie
Position Ranking: NR

The Skinny:The Georgia defensive back has three schools left standing in Wisconsin, Wake Forest and Illinois. Hoxie made it up to Madison on an unofficial visit and came away very impressed. While he didn't say the Badgers were his favorite, the 5-11, 180-pound defender did have tons of positive things to say about them. He has also visited his other two favorites and is closing on a decision, but I feel Wisconsin is the leader and will be tough to beat.

Percentage he picks Wisconsin: 80 percent.

Portland (OR) Central Catholic defensive end Connor Humphreys
Position Ranking: 31


The Skinny: The 6-4, 265-pound defensive lineman is down to Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin. He spent July 26 at Arizona State, July 27 at Arizona and will be in Madison July 29, completing visits to all seven of his final schools. Even with a couple defensive ends already in the fold, UW has targeted Humphreys for his skill set and his abilities.

He plans to commit sometime in August and has already debunked the concern that location will be an issue. I like that the Badgers will be his last visit and will the visit will be fresh on his mind.

Percentage he picks Wisconsin: 60 percent.

Sparta (NJ) Pope John XXIII tight end Ryan Izzo
Position Ranking: 27


The Skinny: The 6-6, 210-pound Izzo currently has a top six, in no order, of Iowa, Florida State, Iowa, Rutgers, USC, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. The highly-touted playmaker got to see Wisconsin in June on an unofficial and called the campus "beautiful." He walked away from the visit giving the Badgers high remarks, but some feel he could be thinking about staying close to home. Still looking for a tight end in the 2014 class, Wisconsin has been putting on the full-court press and even some of the commits have been giving the Izzo a little recruiting pitch.

Percentage he picks Wisconsin: 55 percent.

Virginia Beach (VA) Bishop Sullivan Catholic Jamil Kamara
Overall Ranking: 146
Position Ranking: 28


The Skinny: Since cutting his list to seven (Virginia, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Miami, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin), the 6-2, 205-pound Kamara is a recruit that Wisconsin fans have closely been watching since he could immediately fill a significant need for the Badgers. This has been a battle for the Badgers dealing with so many suitors, but do have a feather in their cap with the connection in current Wisconsin junior Tekeim Reynard. Both have talked about playing with each other at the next level, but the Badgers will need to get him on campus if they really want to make a push. That doesn't look like it will happen and now Virginia is starting to look be the best option being the hometown team.

Percentage he picks Wisconsin: 20 percent.



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