Things are looking up for the Badgers, who just landed their 23rd commit in the class of 2016. 3-star, 6’7″, 260-pound defensive end and tight end Isaiahh Loudermilk chose Wisconsin over Oregon, Kansas State, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, and other power programs.
He’s the 45th ranked athlete nationally and the number one athlete in Kansas. This is a big time win for the Badgers, who remained the favorite all along after his official visit. Loudermilk is an 8 position player that has tremendous upside with his versatility and special combination of size and athleticism. Look for him to ignite the next generation of great Badger pass rushers or perhaps even play offensive line.
On another note, the Badgers are still determined to add a cornerback and most importantly, one or two running backs to this already-excited class. The Badgers missed out on a few running backs, but are closing in on an offer to 3-star Sam Brodner and are also in play for transfer Chris James from Pitt to carry the Running Back U tradition. Keeping Clement for one more year will give the Badgers ample turnover time to return to their roots.
As of now, it is unlikely that any current commits will flip there decisions before National Signing Day after Aranda’s departure. However, several commits such as 4-star DT Garrett Rand will be monitoring his replacement closely. If Paul Chryst is opportunistic about what will come, then “On Wisconsin” as always.