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Wisconsin Badgers Recruiting: Updated List of Committed Players


In the past month, the Wisconsin Badgers have been on the recruiting trail offering a number of talent players from across the country. In that time, a few players have committed to play for Gary Andersen and the Badgers. If you have not been able to keep up with the commitments, no worries. Here you will find a list of the players that committed to play in Madison next fall.

DE David Pfaff– This is the latest commitment the Badgers have received as Pfaff committed Tuesday night, just hours after being offered. The recruit out of Thiensville, WI, is a three-star prospect and the sixth best recruit from the Badger state according to 247Sports. Pfaff received offers from Iowa State, North Dakota State, Pitt and Syracuse among others.

OT Jon Dietzen– Arguably one of the top recruits in the state of Wisconsin–and a four-star at that–Jon Dietzen (Seymour, WI) committed to the Badgers earlier in May. At 6-foot-5, 330 pounds, Dietzen already has the body of a Wisconsin Badger lineman. Running backs should have no problem running behind him in the fall. Dietzen garnered much attention from other Big Ten schools such as Illinois, Michigan State and Nebraska as well as Miami and Iowa State.

OT David Moorman– Not long after Dietzen committed, three-star tackle David Moorman from Pinckney, MI committed to the Badgers as well. Not as big as Dietzen (6’5”, 275 pounds), Moorman is skilled lineman that called Wisconsin “the best offensive lineman school in the world.” I think Bucky’s track record can back that statement up. Moorman is the fifth-best recruit from Michigan and had offers from Minnesota, Illinois, Northern Illinois and Cincinnati among others.

WR Andrew James– A three-star recruit out of Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Andrew James is a speedy wide receiver. James has been clocked as fast as 4.34 in the 40-yard dash. I can see James being a solid punt/kick returner for the Badgers. FIU, Florida Atlantic, South Florida, Tulane, East Carolina and Cincinnati were just some of the schools that offered James.

TE Kyle Penniston– One of the top commits the Badgers have received thus far has come from tight end Kyle Penniston, who plays for the storied high school program of Mater Dei in Santa Ana, CA. Penniston is one of the recruits from the 2015 class that I will be keeping my eye throughout his time in Madison. Penniston is a three-star recruit that has and will continue to attract some of the best programs in the nation. Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma and Washington State have been the schools to offer Penniston so far.

QB Austin Kafentzis– The Utah connection could pay dividends for Gary Andersen and the Badgers. Dual-threat quarterback Austin Kafentzis is from Sandy, UT–just a short drive from Utah State where Andersen used to coach. Kafentzis was the first recruit to commit from the 2015 class and is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. The future of the Badgers could land in the hands–and feet-of Kafentzis. BYU, Hawaii and Utah have offered Austin, but he will be gaining more attention as this next season goes on.

Although it is very early and there’s a while until signing day, I’m liking how the 2015 class is looking. There’s some great talent already and here’s hoping Andersen and his staff can land some more top-notch player this year as well.

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