With the Wisconsin Badgers football team hosting Illinois State on Saturday night, the men’s football and basketball recruiting departments are using the atmosphere of the night game to their advantage in recruiting.
Several top targets for both shows have publicly announced that they will attend.
Here is an ongoing thread of the players who will be on campus for the big game.
2024 PG Daniel Freitag
One of the top prospects in attendance, Thomas Jefferson High School (Minn.) standout Daniel Freitag, will have the opportunity to speak with the football and basketball staff during his visit. According to Travis Graf of the network of rivals, Freitag was in Minnesota on Friday for a visit and will be in Madison for the Illinois state game. He is one of the top athletes overall in the state of Minnesota in the class of 2024 and has been a frequent visitor to Wisconsin in recent years. He has an offer from Greg Gard right now.
2023 QB Ryan Browne
One of the most intriguing names to watch this weekend is 2023 quarterback Ryan Browne. The Badgers are still looking for a quarterback this cycle and Browne is a possible offer candidate. Sports Illustrated recently identified him as a sleeper to watch, and Wisconsin is excited about what he could bring to the job. He threw for more than 350 yards and had four total touchdowns in his final game this season.
2024 DE Eddie Tuerk
Four-star defensive end Eddie Tuerk from Illinois will also be on campus for the Badgers. Tuerk, who already has an offer from the Badgers, is one of only four defensive linemen with an offer right now and is one of the top prospects for Wisconsin in the 2024 class.
2024 RB Tito Cram
Titus Cram is one of Iowa’s top players for his grade and is one of Wisconsin’s top running back targets in the class of 2024. He has been a frequent visitor to Iowa and Wisconsin, and also has offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska. Cram is currently a consensus three-star prospect.
2024 TE Aidan Steinfeldt
One player who could walk away with an offer this weekend is 2024 tight end Aidan Steinfeldt. Making the trip from Indiana, he has been in contact with Wisconsin for a while and his father is originally from Wisconsin even though he is currently a professor in Indiana. Steinfeldt is rated as a three-star prospect with Power-5 offers from Indiana and Minnesota thus far.
2023 LB Ethan Doucette
A potential candidate from Kimberly High School in Wisconsin.
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2023 TE Ryder Kurtz
Connecticut tight end Ryder Kurtz will travel to Wisconsin this weekend. Kurtz is currently unranked, but he has offers from Cornell, Georgetown and UMass.
2024 OLB Ben Alvarez
With an offer at the moment from Central Michigan, linebacker Ben Alvarez will be in Madison on Saturday.
ATH 2025 Jovan Clark
Another possible candidate for the offer, Chicago athlete Jovan Clark will be in campus this weekend tweeted. Just a sophomore in high school, Clark has early P5 offers from Boston College, Maryland, and Syracuse.
2025 OL Liam Vaughan
The younger brother of rookie inside linebacker Aidan Vaughan, offensive lineman Liam Vaughan will be on campus this weekend for the opening game.
2025 DB Andre Lovett
Athlete Andre Lovett is another player who could win an offer this weekend. He has an offer from Tennessee and was previously in Illinois last weekend.
All Badgers will continue to add additional names as they appear.
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