Now that Wisconsin has wrapped up its next-to-last football recruiting weekend prior to Signing Day, changes are apparent that have a bearing on our latest mock class.
Who’s in? Who’s out? Here are our latest projections.
2015 MOCK CLASS 1.0
Two cents: Kafentzis was the first commit in Wisconsin’s 2015 signing class and Hornibrook recently flipped from Pittsburgh. Both quarterbacks are already on campus for spring semester and spring practices, adding more intrigued to the UW quarterback race.
Two cents: Shaw and Stevenson are tremendous recruiting scores from big-time high school programs in the south. There’s a chance Crookshank isn’t in this class because of non-qualify test scores, but UW won’t take another tailback if that happens.
IN: Andrew James
OUT: Gary Jennings
Two cents: UW lost its chance with Jennings when wide receiver coach Chris Beatty wasn’t retained. After taking three receivers last year, only taking one this class is manageable but not ideal.
Two cents: Penniston is already on campus and is considered the more ready-made product. Edwards was his team’s high school quarterback and has a ton of potential.
Two cents: A good solid group that will continue Wisconsin to rebuild its depth on the offensive line. Dietzen and Moorman are rated four starts and among the highest-ranked players in the class.
Two cents: The position with many moving parts, Howe committed this weekend on his official visit to give UW a ton of bodies at the position. However, it’s expected that three current commits will flip to other schools this week. Aydon is trending toward Oregon State where former UW head coach Gary Andersen and defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a are, Howard just took an official to Missouri and the Tigers staff feels very confident about their chances and Pickard just visited Michigan, a school that gave him a “dream offer.”
OUT: Arrington Farrar
Two cents: Quite the haul for the Badgers, who have recently upgraded Baun from a greyshirt to a full offer and flipped to Ingold from Northern Illinois. Sheppard is the one wild card, having visited Illinois this past weekend. He could go either way, but betting odds right not that he sticks with UW.
Two cents: This is another tricky category. Ausborne and Williams are teammates of Stevenson and have been extremely excited about playing at Wisconsin, but have been in a holding pattern since secondary coach Bill Busch was not retained. Davis is taking an official to UW this weekend and will likely commit if all goes well. Causey has UW in his top three, but hard to see him picking the Badgers.