The Badgers have lost their second 2016 recruit due to transferring out. Earlier this year, Dallas Jeanty left the Badgers for the Naval Academy. Now, defensive end Jake Hescock is looking for a new team to play for this fall, first reported by Evan Flood.
Hescock was granted his release from the Badgers and is now on the hunt for a new team. A Massachusetts native, Hescock chose the Badgers a few years ago over programs such as Pittsburgh, UConn, Florida and Wake Forest. But now, facing the decision again, Hescock is “open to [playing] anywhere.”
Hescock, was rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN when he signed with the Badgers in 2016. Jake, who was a redshirt freshman, came to the Badgers as a tight end but eventually made the switch to defensive end. If Hescock wanted to see playing time at defensive end, he likely wouldn’t have with the Badgers. Wisconsin has three returning starters in Conor Sheehy, Chikwe Obasih, and Alec James. Even after them, they have two players who stood out in the annual spring game with Isaiah Loudermilk and Garrett Rand.
It will be interesting to see where Hescock ends up committing to this season, especially since players are expected to be at training camp in one month.