It’s clear that Hartland Arrowhead offensive lineman Ben Bredeson and Green Bay Bay Port offensive tackle Cole Van Lanen are the state’s top two prospects in the Class of 2016. But who is number three?
Many will point to Luxemburg Casco offensive tackle Spencer Kanz, a rising prospect in the state who continues to pick up scholarship offers in the weeks following national signing day.
In addition to his two newest offers, Kanz has offers from Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Miami (OH) and Toledo. Since Paul Chryst was hired at Wisconsin, the Badgers have started to get in the mix.
”Coach Rudolph and Coach Herring came to my school last month, but that was pretty much it,” said Kanz. “Wisconsin is a top school. They said they are going to recruit the state hard and they liked what they saw on film.”
With the Badgers signing five in-state prospects from this past recruiting class and a handful of talented walk-ons from around the area, it should be no shocker that this staff will work to keep the top players home. The 6-6, 275-pound Kanz feels refreshed hearing that Wisconsin once again values the state’s top prospects.
“I think it is good because a lot of times kids from Wisconsin get over looked and don’t get star ratings when they can play at the highest level,” said Kanz. “It would be awesome to represent Wisconsin if I went there because it is the only D-1 school in the state and everyone is a fan.”
In addition to receiving some new offers during the offseason, Kanz is continuing to work and hopes to get out to display his improvement.
“I am doing a lot of weight and speed training,” said Kanz. “I will probably go to some camps and combines.”