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Wisconsin offense primed for huge 2018
With 10 of 11 starters back from the Orange Bowl, including quarterback Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin’s offense should be one of the best in school history next season.
Nigel Hayes gets signed
After spending the past few months in the G-League, former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes is headed to the NBA. Yahoo is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Hayes to a 10-day contract.
‘That’s where I want to be’
Though some of the best programs in the country are knocking on his door, 2019 quarterback commit Graham Mertz is “sticking with Wisconsin.” The 4-star prospect told Jesse Temple this week that the Badgers feel like family and it’s “hard to say no to family.”
Early Big Ten primer
The Sporting News took an early look at what the Big Ten could look like in 2018, including the potential that a certain Wisconsin running back could be in the race for the Heisman Trophy.
2018 target cancels visit
One of Wisconsin’s top remaining targets for 2018 — 3-star wide receiver Josh Jackson — will not take his official visit this weekend as planned, according to 247Sports.com.
In our latest Wisconsin recruiting notebook, we’ve got an update on 2018 cornerback Jairus Brents, the latest on Ohio State offering 4-star quarterback commit Graham Mertz and more.
Chase Wolf honored
Wisconsin quarterback signee Chase Wolf was named the 2017 Offensive Player of the Year in Ohio this week by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
More praise for Natrell Jamerson
Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson put together a “good session” Wednesday at the East-West Shrine Game practices and continues to be among the more impressive players this week.
Meanwhile, a former teammate, defensive lineman Alec James, reportedly had a “disruptive day” on Tuesday.