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WI state track meet notables

Posted: 6/1/2014 12:46 PM

WI state track meet notables 


Unfortunately there are not a lot of scholarship recruits making their way to La Crosse as we have seen in past years.  However I thought it would be helpful to list the qualifiers with badger ties (since someone always does anyway).  

Sam Eckert (East Troy, walk on) qualified in the 110 meter high hurdles in Division 2.  Ben Fischer (Crivitz, walk on) qualified for the Division 3 100 meters.  

Some state guys that turned down preferred walk on offers that will be competing at state include: Dillon Martinez, Holmen (UM-Duluth), HJ; Mike Roach, Kenosha Indian Trail (Wofford), LJ; David Kornack, Edgar (Illinois State), shot & discus.

Noteworthy Division 1 qualifiers from the last football recruiting cycle include Craig Evans (Sun Prairie, shot, Michigan State), Sam Seonbuchner (Arrowhead, shot, Iowa State), James Nachtigal (Fort Atkinson, 100M, 200M & LJ, Army), Daurice Fountain (Madison Memorial, LJ, 110HH & 300IH, Northern Iowa).

Sandy Cohen (Marquette hoops recruit from Seymour) advanced in a number of events in Division 2 (triple jump, long jump & 300 meter intermediate hurdles). Dietzen's classmates at Seymour have a very good shot at the D2 championship this year.  Another hoops prospect, Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake, made it to sectionals in the discus but missed the cut for state. 

Chikwe Obasih's sister Chisom qualified in the 4x100 meter relay.

I checked around on some of our out of state recruits and other than a 11.08 100 meters by Natrell Jamerson and some sub-11 second 100 meters performances by Serge Trezy, there isn't anything very impressive to report.

Last edited 6/1/2014 4:21 PM by NewerBreed

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Posted: 6/1/2014 3:05 PM

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Not as many top flight football athletes coming out the next couple of years.  I don't follow basketball much at all besides the NCCA tournamaent and the NBA playoffs, but I was told there are some good basketball players coming out the next few years in high schools across the state. Just not the case for football.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 4:05 PM

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theunknownfan81 wrote: Not as many top flight football athletes coming out the next couple of years.  I don't follow basketball much at all besides the NCCA tournamaent and the NBA playoffs, but I was told there are some good basketball players coming out the next few years in high schools across the state. Just not the case for football.
Total bunk!  Better find a new source.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 4:19 PM

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Sam Eckert is an East Troy Trojan not an Elkhorn Elk.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 4:20 PM

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By virtue of the fact that we have only offered 2 in-state players and no one else has amassed an impressive offer list, I would have to agree with you.  And I don't see any Jester Weah, Fred Willis-type athletes coming up in badgerland based on the track performances they turned in.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 4:21 PM

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Oops. 
Wispak wrote: Sam Eckert is an East Troy Trojan not an Elkhorn Elk.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 6:13 PM

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You are not smart are you? 
badgerpaw wrote:
theunknownfan81 wrote: Not as many top flight football athletes coming out the next couple of years.  I don't follow basketball much at all besides the NCCA tournamaent and the NBA playoffs, but I was told there are some good basketball players coming out the next few years in high schools across the state. Just not the case for football.
Total bunk!  Better find a new source.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 6:26 PM

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NewerBreed wrote: By virtue of the fact that we have only offered 2 in-state players and no one else has amassed an impressive offer list, I would have to agree with you.  And I don't see any Jester Weah, Fred Willis-type athletes coming up in badgerland based on the track performances they turned in.
Yep. 2014 was a year of a handful that got big time offers. Down cycle for the next couple of years. The OT out of Arrowhead is obviously the top dog that will get offers from around the nation, but after him not much has emerged yet from the 2016 class. 

2016 class:

QB/P out of Menomonie: Nathan Stanley. I know his family on a personal level. He will get some more attention as a punter. Depending on how he does with his punting this coming season he could get an offer from Wisconsin. He will NOT be a QB at Wisconsin though. 

WR frm Madison Memorial: Jason Weah - could get some attention, but right now I don't see it. 

LB from Greendale: Tristian Pipp - he will get a strong look from WI. 

LB/DE from Hortonville: Bryce Monti - he will get some offers, but he is too short to get many major offers. Could be a Northern IL type. 

RB from Monona Grove: Toren Young - this is the interesting one for the 2016 class. If he makes some strides from last season it will be interesting to see what kind of interest he gets from the likes of Iowa State, MN, and the like. 

RB from Milwaukee Marq. - Jerad Swan: could be a name to pop up. I haven't researched him though. 

TE from Rhinelander: Luke Roberts - he is a name to keep an eye on as he could become the 2nd or 3rd best prospect out of WI for the 2016 class. 

There will be the usual Western Michigan, North Dakota State and the like type of offers to several 2016 prospects, but I only see one potential national name right now in the 2016 class heading into the season in about two and a half months.

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Posted: 6/1/2014 6:52 PM

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theunknownfan81 wrote: Not as many top flight football athletes coming out the next couple of years.  I don't follow basketball much at all besides the NCCA tournamaent and the NBA playoffs, but I was told there are some good basketball players coming out the next few years in high schools across the state. Just not the case for football.
So, just what does "the next few years" mean?  Two, three. or four?

Total BUNK, because it is too early to project what/who  players will emerge.

In 2008 a recruit by the name of J.J. Watt was listed as "NR" and ended up at Central Michigan.  Guess what happened then...

In 2009 a kid by the name of Bradie Ewing was listed as "NR" and became a starter.

In following years you could add names like Dippel, Costigan, and Lewallen, who were 2-stars of lower.  And they weren't even on the radar as tenth graders.

Players will emerge.
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Posted: 6/1/2014 8:37 PM

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For basketball there are two high level prospects coming out of the Wisconsin Valley Conference. 

You don't count late bloomers as part of the quality of a class when the class graduates. That would be like taking John Clay and down grading him from his starts if he didn't live up to the hype in one's own opinion. 

The fact is the 2015 class is not a strong class and the 2016 class isn't looking that strong yet either. 
badgerpaw wrote:
theunknownfan81 wrote: Not as many top flight football athletes coming out the next couple of years.  I don't follow basketball much at all besides the NCCA tournamaent and the NBA playoffs, but I was told there are some good basketball players coming out the next few years in high schools across the state. Just not the case for football.
So, just what does "the next few years" mean?  Two, three. or four?

Total BUNK, because it is too early to project what/who  players will emerge.

In 2008 a recruit by the name of J.J. Watt was listed as "NR" and ended up at Central Michigan.  Guess what happened then...

In 2009 a kid by the name of Bradie Ewing was listed as "NR" and became a starter.

In following years you could add names like Dippel, Costigan, and Lewallen, who were 2-stars of lower.  And they weren't even on the radar as tenth graders.

Players will emerge.

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Posted: 6/2/2014 4:55 AM

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The UW football camps for high schoolers (and younger) start the week of June 16th.
There will be a few in state players from the 2015-16-17 classes in attendance. 
There will be a few that turn heads and even a couple who might get offers.

Wisconsin high school football has always (at least for the last 30 years) had its ups and downs.  I see nothing different in the future.
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Posted: 6/2/2014 8:49 AM

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I know who the main targets are for in-state prospects for recruiting cycles and can draw back on knowledge that goes back a long time. I know when a class looks very strong and when a class is the average or we are heading into a down cycle. The 2014 class can be argued to be the best to ever come out of WI (offers) and I don't see anything close to that level with the classes coming up with the way it looks like right. 

There really is no argument to be had. All of the info is free to the public if they are willing to search for the info. 

Michigan State and Nebraska aren't spending much time at all going after any of the 2015 prospects that are left since the OT out of Seymour already committed. All those two schools have done is mail a couple of mailers for summer camp invites. 

The Twin Cities was weak this cycle but will be stronger the next cycle. 
badgerpaw wrote: The UW football camps for high schoolers (and younger) start the week of June 16th.
There will be a few in state players from the 2015-16-17 classes in attendance. 
There will be a few that turn heads and even a couple who might get offers.

Wisconsin high school football has always (at least for the last 30 years) had its ups and downs.  I see nothing different in the future.
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Posted: 6/2/2014 10:05 AM

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From Athletic.net - Andrew James, Westminster ran a 10.71 on April 17th in the FHSAA 1A Regional 4, and then a 11.17 at State Championship.  He also ran a 21.71 200 meter at State.  Not too shabby.

http://www.athletic.net/TrackA...spx?AID=3994409
NewerBreed wrote: Unfortunately there are not a lot of scholarship recruits making their way to La Crosse as we have seen in past years.  However I thought it would be helpful to list the qualifiers with badger ties (since someone always does anyway).  

Sam Eckert (East Troy, walk on) qualified in the 110 meter high hurdles in Division 2.  Ben Fischer (Crivitz, walk on) qualified for the Division 3 100 meters.  

Some state guys that turned down preferred walk on offers that will be competing at state include: Dillon Martinez, Holmen (UM-Duluth), HJ; Mike Roach, Kenosha Indian Trail (Wofford), LJ; David Kornack, Edgar (Illinois State), shot & discus.

Noteworthy Division 1 qualifiers from the last football recruiting cycle include Craig Evans (Sun Prairie, shot, Michigan State), Sam Seonbuchner (Arrowhead, shot, Iowa State), James Nachtigal (Fort Atkinson, 100M, 200M & LJ, Army), Daurice Fountain (Madison Memorial, LJ, 110HH & 300IH, Northern Iowa).

Sandy Cohen (Marquette hoops recruit from Seymour) advanced in a number of events in Division 2 (triple jump, long jump & 300 meter intermediate hurdles). Dietzen's classmates at Seymour have a very good shot at the D2 championship this year.  Another hoops prospect, Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake, made it to sectionals in the discus but missed the cut for state. 

Chikwe Obasih's sister Chisom qualified in the 4x100 meter relay.

I checked around on some of our out of state recruits and other than a 11.08 100 meters by Natrell Jamerson and some sub-11 second 100 meters performances by Serge Trezy, there isn't anything very impressive to report.
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