Wisconsin Standouts

The Badgers have offered six state athletes scholarships, three of which have been accepted already. But there are some other talented players on the horizon, many of which will end up at UW in a walk-on capacity. Here are 11 top in-state athletes that could be offered scholarships down the line, but most likely will be invited to walk-on.

While just six scholarship offers have been extended to in-state prospects thus far, there are a number of solid college prospects in-state that could become major part of the program. The following list of players are ones that have not been offered but might be somewhere down the road. With a few exceptions, these are players that participated and excelled in UW's summer camps. Most likely, these players will be invited to participate in UW's walk-on program, which Coach Barry Alvarez has called "the lifeblood of the program." In-state walk-ons were the difference in the Badgers' three Rose Bowl titles in the 90's, and many of the following athletes could be among the next generation of UW walk-ons. One or two of these players will likely be extended an offer in the next few months:

CAS PRIME - 6-0, 215-pound tailback from Janesville Parker…big, athletic player that could play tailback or fullback in college…the Badgers only have one scholarship fullback right now, so he could potentially fill a need position.

NICK ROACH - Athletic, 6-1, 210-pound wide receiver/linebacker from Milwaukee Lutheran…while the Badgers' linebacking corps is loaded after signing five last season, they could probably use one more drop linebacker and Roach is one option.

WALT GILBERT - Milwaukee teammate of Greg Bracey's…doesn't have Bracey's speed but is a solid defensive back that could get offered down the road because DB is a need position for the Badgers in this recruiting class.

NATE EGHOLM - 5-11, 200-pound running back from Oconomowoc…turned some heads with outstanding test scores during summer camp.

DERRICK YENTZ - Solid camp performer that could play tight end or rush defensive end in college…a 6-3, 220-pounder from Wauwatosa East.

MIKE TOELLNER - A 6-5, 205-pound tight end/defensive end from Mayville with solid skills that performed well in camp.

MIKE MAHLOCH - Defensive lineman from Shawano that had an outstanding camp.

CASEY HOGAN - 6-3, 170-pound wide receiver from Middleton with potential as a wideout or free safety…has been offered by Ball State.

GAVIN BALL - Tremendous track athlete that is being recruited heavily by UW's track program…a 6-3 offensive tackle from Monona Grove.

LUKE SWAN - 6-3, 180-pound wide receiver from Fennimore that played extremely well in camp.

SHEA SMISKEY - 6-0, 200-pound outside linebacker from Menomenie with a great high school coach but did not attend UW camp.


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