With the 2015 class all signed, including an impressive in-state recruiting haul in the final weeks leading to signing day, Wisconsin is turning its focus on the 2016 recruiting class. After signing five in-state prospects in the last cycle, the trend of keeping many players home could continue next February. One recruit to watch is Germantown junior tight end Conner Edmonds, who is starting to schedule a number of campus visits.
“My recruitment is going great,” Edmonds told BadgerNation. “I’ve scheduled many visits this spring to Core 6 Penn State visit, Illinois junior day, North Dakota State, Louisville, Ball State, Bowling Green, Northwestern, Rutgers and possibly Indiana. All of those schools I’ve planned visits with I’ve been in contact with and some others that are too far to travel, like Wyoming and Washington.”
Growing up just a few hours from the Wisconsin campus, the 6-5, 230-pound Edmonds athletic tight end is used to see Wisconsin colors all around town and knows that Madison is definitely a place he could see himself playing at.
“I am a big Wisconsin fan and I have a lot of interest in the school,” said Edmonds. “That’d mean a lot if they offered. They’d definitely be at the top end of my list.”
Edmonds had a good junior campaign with 10 receptions for 278 yards and three touchdowns, earning all-conference and all-area distinction. Already having been invited to Minnesota’s junior day, Edmonds recognizes that putting in work last off season is learning to opportunities, which is only motivated him to have bigger results entering his senior year.
“I definitely increased my speed and strength with my strength and conditioning coach,” said Edmonds. “My hands also got better as the season went on and even now using the Jugs machine at our school. I can’t wait to work hard this offseason and prove myself on the field this fall. It’s 2016’s turn and I’m looking to show everyone what I can do.”