BadgerNation looks at the recruits still reportedly on Wisconsin's radar with signing day approaching

Check out how the Wisconsin recruits and commits are trending leading up to Wednesday's National Signing Day.

Two four-star prospect came off the board Saturday for the University of Wisconsin, whose 2016 recruiting class is already being stretched to the limit.

As expected, Southlake (TX) Carroll four-star athlete Lil’Jordan Humphrey committed to Texas surrounded by his family on a local sports program. UW would have loved him at receiver, but the Longhorns have been out in front for ages.

Later Saturday night, Downers Grove (Ill.) South four-star offensive tackle Erik Swenson committed to Oklahoma while on an official visit to the program. Swenson had come on the market late after his messy breakup from Michigan. While the Badgers liked him and hosted him for an unofficial visit, Wisconsin couldn’t muster anything above a grayshirt offer because of the few remaining spots left. And while some fans will criticize UW for not making the numbers work, remember that Wisconsin has a good young crop of offensive linemen in the program and a lot of good in-state prospects in 2017.

Sitting less than three days before national signing day, Wisconsin remains at No.20 in the Scout.com Recruiting Rankings. Since Scout first starting ranking recruiting classes in 2001, the Badgers best finish with 29th in 2014. Can the class still change? Absolutely.

This is the latest trend for each realistic prospect still remaining on Wisconsin’s 2016 board. The beauty of this is that as the trend changes we can change that little arrow as we approach National Signing Day February 3rd. Keep checking back here as we’ll constantly be updating the trend meter.

Garrett Rand committed to Wisconsin October 1 over a multitude of power schools, but he has taken a wait-and-see approach after defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left for LSU. With the search going on longer than many expected, Rand took an official visit to UCLA last weekend, as the Bruins coaching staff has aggressively recruited him from the beginning. With Wisconsin putting defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox now in place, the Badgers sent him and defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield out to meet him late last week. No word on how the meeting went, but we still believe that Wilcox brings enough to the table to solidify Rand and make him a part of this recruiting class.


Announcement Date: Unknown


Callahan (FL) West Nassau cornerback Ke’shan Pennamon was waffling about whether he was going to head out to Rutgers this past weekend on an official visit. However, Pennamon told the Wisconsin State Journal that “I think I am really solid” to Wisconsin. He’s been very pro-Badgers lately on Twitter, even going so far as to calling out the media for asking him about Rutgers in a tweet that has since been taken down. No word if he actually made it to Rutgers this weekend, but we’re leaning toward saying he’ll be signing with Wisconsin Wednesday.

Announcement Date: Unknown


Malik Harrison is likely to decide between the three schools he’s taken officials to – Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin. The Badgers are hopeful, but Ohio State has long been the dream offer for the Columbus-area prospect. UW likes him at tight end, Ohio State said he’ll get a shot at receiver and Indiana will likely offer him anything he wants. All signs point to him playing for the Buckeyes.

Announcement Date: Signing Day, 5 p.m. CT


Paul Chryst has been trying to aggressively flip Nate Stanley for ages, even going so far as to have an in-home visit with him and his family. Unfortunately for UW, Iowa has gone to great lengths to solidify where they stand with Stanley and are very optimistic that they will have him as the future QB in Iowa City.

Announcement Date: Unknown



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