A fertile recruiting area Wisconsin has begun to target over the last three recruiting cycles is Georgia, a state that produces dozens of great athletes every recruiting cycle. Led by running back coach Thomas Brown, Wisconsin’s latest offer in the Peach State went to Newnan (GA) junior middle linebacker Emanuel Bridges, who definitely was caught off guard by the offer.
“Coach Brown direct messaged me on Twitter and told me to give him a call,” Bridges told BadgerNation. “When I called he let me know that I had an offer from the Badgers. I was surprised because that was the first time I heard from Wisconsin.”
With the offer coming out of the blue, the 6-1, 210-pound Bridges didn’t know much about the Wisconsin program, but is anxious to learn more.
“I know they played a good game against a good SEC team like LSU even though they lost,” said Bridges. “I’m very interested in them. I will visit, but I just don’t know when.”
Bridges is one of the top players in the South – ranked an early four-star recruit and the No. 9 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com. Already holding double digit offers, he plans to narrow down his list of suitors soon.
“My recruitment is going good,” said Bridges. “I’m just taking it slow. I have offers from Ole Miss, Alabama, Clemson, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Louisville, Cincinnati, Nebraska and Appalachian State. I don’t have a top list yet, but I will soon. It is possible Wisconsin makes it on there because everybody is equal as of now. I will probably have a top list sometime at the end of the season.”
Bridges plans to visit Tallahassee next weekend for Florida State’s game against Clemson.