Wisconsin Football: Meet Wisconsin’s newest signees

Muskego safety Hunter Wohler looks up at the scoreboard during a game against Waukesha West on October 2, 2020.Rs5a0622
Muskego safety Hunter Wohler looks up at the scoreboard during a game against Waukesha West on October 2, 2020.Rs5a0622 /
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TJ Bollers – DE – Tiffin, IA

Bollers is the Badger’s highest-rated defensive recruit. He is a 4-star player and the second-highest from Iowa. He is a defensive end who I would assume will play outside linebacker for the Badgers in the future. Bollers is a relentless pass-rushers who has a knack for getting to the quarterback. He chose the Badgers over other schools like Alabama, Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, and more.

Hunter Wohler – S – Muskego, WI

Hunter Wohler has been a top player in the state of Wisconsin for a long time. He played for Muskego, a powerhouse program that has won state multiple years in a row. He is an athletic ball-hawk, but he can also doll out some big hits. He has also had a lot of success returning kicks as well. Wohler is the number one recruit in the state in 2021. He also won the Jim Leonhard award, given to the top defensive back in the state.

Braelon Allen – LB – Fon du Lac, WI

Braelon Allen was originally a part of the 2022 recruiting class, but he reclassified and joined this star-studded class. He is listed at linebacker but played safety in high school. If he continues to put on mass, he could be the fastest and most athletic linebacker this program has ever had. I will admit, it would be fun to see him and Wohler together in the secondary though.

Jake Ratzlaff – LB – Rosemount, MN

Jake Ratzlaff is another product of Minnesota. He took a while to make a commitment because he had aspirations of playing hockey in the NHL. When the NHL didn’t work out, he turned his focus to college football. He chose the Badgers over the Gophers, which makes his commitment that much sweeter.

Darryl Peterson – OLB – Akron, OH

Darryl Peterson was a big win for the Wisconsin football staff. He was getting some interest from some big school in the country, including Ohio State, which is in his back yard. Peterson played defensive end in high school, but projects to play outside linebacker. Like Bollers, he is very good at getting to the quarterback.

 Bryan Sanborn – LB – Lake Zurich, IL

Bryan Sanborn is the younger brother of current Badgers, Jack Sanborn. He is a thick and sturdy player with plenty of speed, just like his brother. He will be able to fly around and make a ton of tackles in the middle for the Badgers. He’s a stud. The Wisconsin linebacking corps: the rich get richer.

Ayo Adebogun – DE – Thiensville, WI

Ayo Adebogun played defensive end in high school, and he may in Madison as well, but I think he could very well end up as an outside linebacker as well. He is a great pass rusher but has a thin frame. He would have to bulk up to be a defensive end, which is something he could do. He won the Tim Krumrie award, which goes to the top senior defensive lineman in the state of Wisconsin.

Ricardo Hallman – CB – Miami Gardens, FL

Wisconsin dipped into the South Florida waters again to snag another defensive back. Hallman is a  tall (6 foot), 3-star cornerback. He recently helped his team win the state championship. Hallman will help reload this Wisconsin secondary with Rachad Wildgoose leaving for the NFL after this season.

Mike Jarvis – DE – Medford, NJ

Usually, when Wisconsin pulls a recruit out of New Jersey, it’s a running back. This time, they got a defensive end. Jarvis was the first of the class to sign, and he chose the Badgers over Nebraska, Florida State, Indiana, Rutgers, and more. The Badgers are adding some much-needed depth on the defensive line with Jarvis.

Jake Chaney – ILB – Lehigh Acres, FL

The linebacking corps is getting another big boost. 3-star inside linebacker Jake Chaney is a tackling machine. As a junior in high school, Chaney registered 100 tackles and 10 tackles for a loss.

Al Ashford III – CB – Englewood, CO

Al Ashford is another taller cornerback. The 3-star cornerback stands 6-1. If you remember, Ashford was the player who committed to Wisconsin using a bottle of hand sanitizer. His commitment was a complete surprise to everyone.