2015 Focus: Offensive Line

BadgerNation breaks down which offensive linemen Wisconsin is looking at in the 2015 class, and where the Badgers stand with them.

BadgerNation breaks down which offensive linemen Wisconsin is looking at in the 2015 class, and where the Badgers stand with them.

With a lot of Wisconsin offers out for the 2015 class, we examine which positions the Badgers need to concentrate on in the next recruiting cycle.

We focus next on the offensive linemen. Barring attrition and transfers in the next year this is what the class would look like when the 2015 class would come in.

Seniors: Ray Ball, Tyler Marz

Juniors: Dan Voltz, Walker Williams

Sophomores: Beau Benzschawel, Hayden Biegel, Michael Deiter, Jaden Gault, Micah Kapoi, Jacob Maxwell, George Panos

Freshman: Unknown

The Badgers continue reloading on the offensive line and would love to take anywhere from three to five linemen in the 2015 class to increase the numbers to where head coach Gary Andersen and offensive line coach T.J. Woods are comfortable. UW has already landed two big four-star tackles in Jon Dietzen and David Moorman, so who is still out there for the Badgers in 2015?

Top Targets

Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Duke, Miami, Oregon State, among others

UW's Chances: Estes has seen his stock erupt during the spring, which means a lot more schools will likely come in on him over the next several weeks. He and his family were excited about getting an offer from Wisconsin, which he called "O-Line U."

Offers: Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, among others.

UW's Chances: Another prospect who has had a big spring picking up offers, Carlberg visited the Badgers for one of the team's spring scrimmages, was invited down to one of the program's high school summer camps and will likely come to a game in the fall.

  • Three-Star Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian Reno Rosene
Offers: Arizona State, Duke, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Washington State, among others.

UW's Chances: Planning a big trip this summer where he will see a lot of campuses, Rosene may stop at Wisconsin. If he doesn't, he's not planning on deciding until after his official visits.

Offers: Madden has over 25 offers, including Miami, Boston College, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Iowa, Rutgers, Virginia and others.

UW's Chances: Rutgers is one of the schools at the top of his list, but Madden (pictured) will visit Wisconsin in June for his first look at the UW campus.

Offers: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, among others.

UW's Chances: Saying Hawaii, Stanford, UCLA, Oregon, Wisconsin, Kansas and Nevada were the offers standing to him, Uluave is going to take all five of his official visits before making a final decision.

Offers: Auburn, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Miami, Missouri, Ole Miss, Syracuse, TCU, UCLA, among others.

UW's Chances: Having high admiration for Wisconsin and the play of its offensive line, Loftus said he committed to taking an official visit to Madison to secondary coach Bill Busch recently.

Offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, among others.

UW's Chances: Planning to make his commitment in June, Daniel raved about his visit to Wisconsin in late April and said the Badgers rate really high with him. He plans to visit Alabama and maybe a few others before deciding.

Long Shots

Offers: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Penn State, LSU, Georgia, among others.

UW's Chances: Burrell has made a number of visits already, and plans on seeing Auburn, Florida, LSU and Georgia this summer. Burrell doesn't list any favorites, but if he leaves home, expect the SEC to be heavily involved in his decision.

Offers: Offers from virtually the entire Pac-12 as well as Michigan and Wisconsin.

UW's Chances: Roberts claims to be pretty open, but it seems like Michigan, Stanford, Washington and USC are the schools that have the best chance of landing him.

Offers: Considering Alabama, Michigan, Penn State, Duke, Georgia, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

UW's Chances: Newsome has visits set to Penn State (June 4-5) and Michigan (June 6-7), and he plans on deciding shortly thereafter. One of those two schools will likely land him.

Offers: Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, among others.

UW's Chances: Florida and Florida State appear to be the schools to beat early on.

Offers: Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Virginia, among others.

UW's Chances: Listermann is interested in Wisconsin, but it's widely assumed that he will play very close to home.

  • Three-Star San Mateo (CA) Juniper Serra Jack Dreyer
Offers: Arizona State, California, Nebraska, Oregon State, Utah, among others.

UW's Chances: Growing up admiring the Pac-12 conference, Dreyer has multiple visits schedule this summer to schools in that conference.

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