Wisconsin is hosting its first high school summer camp this afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium and the McClain Center. While this camp won’t have a ton of top tier prospects, the Badgers will have many recruits coming from all over the Midwest to look at. Here’s a breakdown of a handful of prospects expected to be in attendance.
Editor’s Note: The following list does not represent all the top prospects in attendance, only those BadgerNation has confirmed are planning to participate.
Jennings has one offer, and that's all he needs. Offered by Wisconsin in March, Jennings – one of the top-ranked player in the state for his class - says he is going to camp in Madison to expand his game and learn from the best. He says Wisconsin is the team to beat in his recruitment and appears to be a lock for the 2018 class.
The 2019 defensive back from Detroit will be making the trek to Madison with 2018 teammate DeAndre Square. Goldsmith visited Wisconsin last month and has said the Badgers would be his leader if they offered. Saying Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin are his dream schools, Goldsmith is a steady defensive back who describes his game as fast and consistent. He already has seven early offers, including ones from Cincinnati, Temple and Toledo.
Square is a 6-0 180-pound sophomore who has great length and is practicing against one of the best wide receiver in the country every day (Donovan Peoples-Jones). Playing alongside four-star safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell. Square is quickly racking up power five offers from Syracuse, Iowa State, Kentucky and Cincinnati.
Drew is a big, strong offensive tackle who has high interest in the Badgers. Wisconsin is nearly maxed out for scholarships and has four offensive linemen committed for 2017, so Drew would have to do something extraordinary to be in a scholarship conversation. He could very well see a preferred walk on offer after this camp, as he currently holds offers from Air Force, Cornell and more.
A prospect with greet size and strength in the trenches, Gilray has become one of the strongest players in the state – a product of working with Olympic weight lifters. Raw fundamentals are his downfall currently, but polishing his skill set could lead to offers during his senior season.
A big, aggressive wide receiver at 6-2, Fondungallah a playmaker on the outside. He can make the 50-50 plays and has already earned offers from Columbia and Cornell. Having already visited Wisconsin for the school’s junior day, he continues to develop a relationship with the coaching staff while hoping to catch their eye with a scholarship offer.
Having already pulled in an early offer from Central Michigan, Jusevitch’s biggest weapon is his speed. Being clocked at 4.65 for the 40-yard dash, Jusevitch could vault on to Wisconsin’s radar with a solid camp performance.
Goetz was one of the best defensive players in the Classic 8 conference last season after finishing with 115+ tackles for Waukesha Catholic Memorial. A player who can make plays against the run or the pass, Goetz will also visit Michigan State and Northwestern this summer to start improving his stock.
A sleeper prospect in his class, Harvey not only has great size and athleticism, he fits the Wisconsin mold well. He was at Wisconsin's junior day and would be a perfect candidate for a preferred walk on spot. Keep an eye on Harvey if he has a solid camp, as he already has offers from Buffalo, Illinois State, North Dakota, South Dakota and South Dakota State