Sotolongo Updates Recruitment

Once planning on taking an official visit to Wisconsin, Miami (FL) Gulliver Prep senior safety Antonyo Sotolongo updates his recruitment following the Badgers' coaching change.

When news broke of Gary Andersen’s sudden resignation from Wisconsin, it made the status of many recruits shaky. In the four weeks since, however, the Badgers have held their class together and haven’t lost a single commit, along with several other top targets still on their board.

Where does Miami Gulliver Prep senior safety Antonyo Sotolongo sit after the coaching turnover?

“I have not talked to Wisconsin recently,” Sotolongo told BadgerNation. “I am still interested in Wisconsin but with the whole change of coach it has me thinking. I was shocked by the coach leaving, but I’m sure they’re going to be fine when it comes to the team.”

The 6-1, 200-pound prospect sits as the No. 86 safety in the country by Scout.com and is one of the guys Andersen wanted with that Florida speed. Now that Andersen is gone and there’s uncertainly with the assistant coaches, Sotolongo has moved Wisconsin down his list.

“Oh yeah, it doesn’t help their chances with me,” said Sotolongo, a three-star prospect. “I mean they lost their main coach; that’s never going to help.”

Sotolongo is also a teammate of current Badgers soft commit, senior middle linebacker Dominic Sheppard. Sheppard has maintained from the beginning that he planned to take other visits.

“I haven’t really talked to Dominic about (playing together in college),” said Sotolongo. “We don’t talk about college when we’re together for the most part. It would be cool to play together, but if we don’t, we would still be in contact.”

Sotolongo has upcoming visits to Massachusetts and Temple and doesn’t have a top list either.


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