Less than a day after being named the interim head coach, Greg Gard matter-of-factly statement that he was going to recruit aggressively for the University of Wisconsin. He backed that comment up on Thursday, extending a scholarship offer to Greenfield (WI) Whitnall 2018 shooting guard Tyler Herro.
One of top sophomores in the state, Herro – already rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com - averaged 15.8 ppg as a freshman and earned first-team all-league honors in the Woodland East. He plays AAU basketball for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors and has the ability to play either guard position.
Wisconsin is the sixth offer for Herro, joining Creighton, DePaul, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Sam Houston State. He’s visited the UW campus twice since September, attending a UW football game and UW’s basketball game with Marquette.
Herro is also fielding interest from Marquette, Minnesota, Purdue, Stanford and West Virginia, among others.