Under head coach Paul Chryst’s first recruiting class at Wisconsin, he was able to land several top in-state prospects and held onto one of the best prospects in the state with Mequon Homestead defensive end David Pfaff, who had been committed to the Badgers since the spring.
Now Chryst has already targeted one of Pfaff’s teammates in junior wide receiver Jack Popp, who has talked to Wisconsin a few times in the last couple weeks when the UW staff visited his school.
“Coach Chryst came in and I talked to him for a little bit,” said Popp. “We just talked for a few minutes and got to meet them. I think (Coach Chryst) is a good guy and will be a good fit for Wisconsin. I definitely would love to play at Wisconsin and I’ve been playing with David (Pfaff) forever, so it would be pretty cool.”
The 6-3, 195-pound wide out was named all-conference all-suburban after leading the Highlanders in catches (28), yards (552) and touchdowns (7).
“The season went well,” said Popp. “I had a pretty good year. My route running and my blocking improved the most I think.”
Saying his recruiting interest is picking up as of late, Popp has been contacted by Minnesota, Northwestern, Princeton, South Dakota State and Wisconsin. With the Badgers having offered a few in-state prospects already for 2016, Popp is hopeful that his name can also join that list.
"Hopefully someday I can be a Badger," said Popp.