The Wisconsin Badgers had a busy week in recruiting.
Not only was there a big commitment in the 2023 football recruiting class and a host of new scholarship offers to go out, but the basketball team also received a couple of official visitors this week.
In an attempt to break down all the news and notes that happened last week, here’s our weekly recruitment review for the first week of May.
Basketball: Gus Yalden is officially visiting Madison
Greg Gard and Wisconsin basketball staff had 150 of Gus Yalden’s top strikers on campus on an official visit.
Nicknamed ‘Gus Bus’, Yalden is an announced recruit with offers from all over the country in his name, but the Badgers use a corner from his hometown with a native of Appleton.
While Yalden currently lives in North Carolina, the draw to return home to college is strong, and the Badgers seem to have put themselves in a strong position after the visit.
As prospects for 2023, the 6-foot-9 striker is still a long way from potential landing for Wisconsin, but this week’s visit seems to have the Badgers firmly in the mix.
Yalden has additional scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Butler, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Marquette, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Stanford, TCU, Utah, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Xavier and others.
Wisconsin was his third official visit, having previously traveled to Nebraska and Rutgers.
He hopes to decide in the coming months.
Basketball: SG 2023. Jamie Kaiser is a guest in Wisconsin
Also on campus this week, from the 2023 recruiting class, was shooter Jamie Kaiser.
The three-star wing from Virginia is a growing prospect in the 2023 cycle and Wisconsin seems to have done enough to be an option for Kaiser below.
With 6 feet-6, the Kaiser is an outstanding multi-sport athlete that fits well into the Badgers system. Since he has focused his recruitment solely on basketball, he has added offers from both Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
Kaiser is a name to be known this summer, and it will be interesting to see if his list of offers continues to grow or he decides to stop hiring early, something that would definitely benefit the Badgers.
As a junior, Kaiser led his high school team with 20.7 points and 7.1 rebounds.
Basketball: Max Klesmit officially signs with Wisconsin
After committing to Greg Garda and coaching staff last weekend, the transfer of Wofford, the transfer of Max Klesmit to Wisconsin, officially split the university on Friday.
The junior guard is expected to be the striker immediately next season.
You can read more about Klesmith and Greg Guard’s comments on his supplement below:
The Badgers added their second engagement in the 2023 recruiting class on Friday morning, and Arizona offensive line player James Durand extended the invitation to join Wisconsin.
Here you can read our full summary of commitment.
It’s no secret that Wisconsin Badgers traditionally do well in June and July with official visits.
This week, the number of 2,023 recruits shared via social media that they have scheduled official visits to the Badgers for June. Here is a brief overview …
All badgers had a chance to watch Jordan Mayer’s official visit that will return to Madison from June 9-11.
The three-star outdoor linebacker was previously on campus at a spring internship in April, and was previously handed over to Boston College.
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Three-star offensive line player Joe Crocker also came on an official visit to the Badgers.
A native of Tennessee, he is scheduled to be on campus from June 2 to 5, and he is one of the main targets of offensive lines remaining after Durand’s commitments. Crocker paid an unofficial visit to Madison in March, and is also scheduled to pay an official visit to Michigan during June.
Earlier this week Texas corner AJ Tisdell shared on social media that he had scheduled a visit to Wisconsin.
The 5-foot-11 athlete will be in Madison from June 10-12.
Here you can read about Tisdell as a potential client and an official review of the visit.
Ashton Sanders recently reduced his list of potential schools to just two, with Wisconsin and Cal as the last option.
The three-star defensive liner from California has a number of offers in the West, but the Badgers are a major candidate going in the summer.
Sanders is scheduled to visit Madison over the weekend of June 2-5, and will head to Cal a week later before deciding to go to college.
Another defensive player the Badgers are fighting for against California is Arizona’s My’Keil Gardner.
Rated as a three-star perspective, Gardner should also visit Wisconsin during the first week of June.
Gardner has other scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Colorado, Fresno, Fresno, Iowa, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon, San Diego, Texas, UCLA, USC and Washington.
The visit will be the first time Gardner will be on campus, so it will be a great opportunity for the Badgers to move into recruiting.
With 6 feet-2 and 275 pounds, one could imagine playing a defensive end or a blow to the nose for Wisconsin, and he wants to enroll early in the school of his choice.
This week All Badgers put together articles for every offer that came out. You can see any of them at the following links …
The Wisconsin Badgers offered former Utah security to Kamo’i Lat last week, and the second-year red-haired man quickly came to campus to visit Nick Herbig.
Wasting some time, the native of Hawaii announced his commitment on Friday.
In case of need for depth in a safe position, Lata is a significant addition for the Badgers who are going in the summer.
You can read our full Kamo’i Latu commitment report here.
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