Our Wisconsin State Journal team offers a closer look at the athletes that have committed to playing football at the University of Wisconsin beginning in the 2021 season.
With 19 commitments, the Badgers' class ranks No. 16 nationally on 247Sports and Rivals, and No. 17 on ESPN.
Fond du Lac prospect Braelon Allen kicked off the Badgers' 2022 class with a bang when he committed in July 2020. But he reclassified to the 2021 class in September, giving the class its seventh four-star-or-better recruit in the 2021 class.
Allen — listed at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds — has been recruited as a safety, the position he’s played for Fond Du Lac, but 247Sports now lists him as an inside linebacker. Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Allen is the No. 6 inside linebacker in the 2021 class.
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The full Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors will vote in the next 72 hours regarding the conference’s return-to-play plan.
Following a month of backlash to its decision to push the football season to the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new testing procedures prompted the conference to mull reversing course.
Defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk: "We know what pieces we have, we know what pieces are being added, some new faces coming in. Being around those guys, seeing their mentality, who they are, we have a good bond now. I’ve just got a great feeling about (this season).”