Secondary coach Daronte Jones has been one of the most active Wisconsin assistant coaches in the month of February on the recruiting trail, offering plenty of prospects who could impact the Badgers’ program.
While his main recruiting appears to be in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area, Jones has flipped over to the West Coast and has now targeted Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Los Osos junior outside linebacker Bryce Youngquist.
“Coach Jones reached out to me on Twitter and told me to call him, so I was like ‘all right sweet,’” Youngquist told BadgerNation. “As I was talking to him he said the whole coaching staff loved my film and they offered me on the phone. Then we talked about the campus, and I have high interest in checking out Wisconsin’s campus. I think it’s a great school academically. It’s a great football program, and I feel it has a great fan base, like a great college community.”
The 6-2, 210-pound prospect already sits as the No. 25 outside linebacker in the nation and an early four-star recruit by Scout.com. It has shown in his recruitment by holding a handful of offers, including Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon, but the Badgers offer is one that really has piqued his interest.
“I’m highly interested in Wisconsin,” said Youngquist. “Coach Jones was pumping me up on the phone. He got me truly excited about Wisconsin with the academics and the football program. It’s a place where I would definitely like to visit.”
Youngquist has an early top list of standouts, but is in no rush of making a decision.