While Wisconsin’s 2015 recruiting class has filled up nicely at 19 commitments, the Badgers are still in need of fortifying a number of positions, including defensive back.
Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood senior cornerback, and Florida A&M commit, Jay Irvine might be a sleeper prospect to many, but safeties coach Bill Busch has identified him as someone that could bolster their secondary.
“(My) coach showed him my highlights, we talked for about 30-45 minutes and he told the head coach at Wisconsin to check me out and the whole staff at Wisconsin watched my film,” Irvine told BadgerNation. “They were real excited about me. Coach Busch was excited. They are looking for a corner like me with long arms at 6-1 and a great tackler.”
Offered by Wisconsin Friday, the 6-1, 185-pound corner has already developed a good relationship with Busch and is considering taking an official visit to Wisconsin this upcoming weekend for the Badgers game against Maryland.
“I am ready to get the process started for me and to come on an official already,” said Irvine. “I will most likely next week, but I’m excited it is a major program. It is not set, but they are working on it now. I don’t know much about them. Just starting to get a feel for them, but I know the coaching staff is good. I like them a lot.”
“I’m committed to Florida A&M and it is solid so far, but I could most definitely flip if my visit goes good to Wisconsin,” he added. “I’m very interested in Wisconsin and I can contribute on any side of the ball or the return game.”
Another cornerback target on the board for the Badgers is Jacksonville (FL) Edward H. White senior Javarius Davis, who happens to have a connection to Irvine and have tossed around the idea of possibly playing together in college.
“He is my blood cousin,” said Irvine. “His mom and my mom are sisters. We have talked about visiting together to Wisconsin already.”