Wisconsin was able to flip a number of committed prospects last recruiting cycle and showed they weren't afraid to recruit anyone Now, the Badgers are after another committed recruit in Pocatello (ID) Highland junior outside linebacker Kyler Manu, who committed to Boise State on April 5.After reaching out to Manu on Twitter, defensive Line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a only needed about a week before extending a scholarship offer. "It was a pretty big shock to me and my family especially because I'm already committed, but I'm excited about it and can't wait to see what the future holds," Manu told BadgerNation. "I'm planning on taking a visit in June and I'm a little interested as of now because I don't really know much about them. I'm looking forward to learning more about the program and meeting the coaches."
The main recruiter in Wisconsin's pursuit of Manu is Kauha'aha'a, who made an early impression on the three-star linebacker.
"We haven't been talking for that long and the offer was pretty shocking," said Manu. "We've only met once, but my relationship with Coach Chad is much stronger than any of the other coaches. He is a cool dude and he told me they really want me to be a Badger."
Despite his commitment to the Broncos, the 6-2, 200-pound linebacker is still hearing from many other schools, like Idaho, Utah, Utah State and Washington. However Wisconsin has a feather in the cap or tons with the connections he has with the Badgers program.
"My dad knows Coach Andersen through Iowa State, Coach Ludwig is married to my mom's cousin and Coach Kauha'aha'a's son played for my uncle," said Manu. "I think it is pretty sweet having all those connections. It does give them an edge over other schools, but Boise is still my number one. Right now, it is a solid commitment."