Although playing on an eight-man team for Howard (KS) West Elk, defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk has had no shortage of suitors in his recruitment.
Picking up over a dozen offers in his recruitment, including double digits from Power Five conference schools, Loudermilk trimmed his list to five – Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Wisconsin – and is ready to start taking his official visits.
First up for Loudermilk is heading to Madison this weekend.
“(The relationship with wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore) has been going great,” Loudermilk told BadgerNation. “We’ve talked almost every week, if not every other week. I’ve got to know him pretty well. I’m really excited to go up and see what they have to offer and see what it’s like there.”
The 6-7, 260-pound Loudermilk – ranked a three-star recruit and the No.71 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com – said he has his official visit to set to Oregon for Nov.20-21. He also wants to take an official to Kansas State and possibly Mississippi should the Rebels offer.
“I am currently in between taking an official to Missouri and Oklahoma State for my last one,” said Loudermilk.
Before he decides on the other trips, he has been eagerly preparing to the see the Badgers.
“I’ve learned a little bit about the school but I don’t know much,” said Loudermilk. “I’m pretty much just going in to see how it is.”
Loudermilk’s squad is currently 6-0 on the season. While playing defensive line earlier in the season, Loudermilk has transitioned into middle linebacker, resulting in a boost of his football IQ.
“Playing linebacker has been fun, and I’ve learned a lot from it,” said Loudermilk. “I can see how the offense moves and how the defensive linemen move. Playing middle backer has helped me get a better grasp of how everything works instead of just being on the line and firing out.”