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Jake Pickard to select his school Thursday

Posted: 7/30/2014 5:06 PM

Jake Pickard to select his school Thursday 


Jake Pickard, N.J. class of 2015’s top TE prospect, to make collegiate announcement Thursday

Jake Pickard, the No. 26 recruit in the NJ.com Top 50 and the top tight end prospect in New Jersey’s recruiting class of 2015, will make his collegiate announcement Thursday, choosing between Wisconsin, Virginia, Oregon, Syracuse, Purdue and Nebraska. ...

...Both Syracuse and Virginia appeared to be trending towards the top of Pickard's list prior to he and his family spending two days on the Wisconsin campus, this past Monday and Tuesday. However, his collegiate intentions are unknown, at this time.

Stick with NJ.com for the details of Pickard’s decision, once he makes it.



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Posted: 7/30/2014 5:20 PM

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If Pickard pulls the trigger to attend UW, he will make the 3rd TE in the class.

Does UW need that many TEs this recruiting year. Will Pickard be more of the blocking TE (since he appears to be a little larger than the other two (Edwards &  Penniston sp?) who appear to be more H-back types?

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Posted: 7/30/2014 5:32 PM

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My understanding is that he's being recruited to play on Defense.  A NJ neighbor of mine from a town not exactly known for being a football power. That said, if he commits, I look forward to watching him play in the Fall.
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Posted: 7/30/2014 5:43 PM

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Could grow into an OT too.


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Posted: 7/30/2014 6:01 PM

2016 WR prospect to select his school Friday 


...Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek four-star 2016 wide receiver Cameron Chambers accelerated his process coming out of the trip. He saw Michigan State on Friday and Michigan on Saturday and Sunday, and upon his return home named a final five — Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Alabama — and a commitment date of Friday. Either the Spartans or Wolverines likely will be the beneficiary of his pledge. ...
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Posted: 7/30/2014 7:00 PM

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NewerBreed wrote:

Jake Pickard, N.J. class of 2015’s top TE prospect, to make collegiate announcement Thursday

Jake Pickard, the No. 26 recruit in the NJ.com Top 50 and the top tight end prospect in New Jersey’s recruiting class of 2015, will make his collegiate announcement Thursday, choosing between Wisconsin, Virginia, Oregon, Syracuse, Purdue and Nebraska. ...

...Both Syracuse and Virginia appeared to be trending towards the top of Pickard's list prior to he and his family spending two days on the Wisconsin campus, this past Monday and Tuesday. However, his collegiate intentions are unknown, at this time.

Stick with NJ.com for the details of Pickard’s decision, once he makes it.



I mentioned earlier that the NJ paper does an awesome job covering recruiting and now with a focus on BIG teams.  Still on the NJ>>UW is a very good path both ways.

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Posted: 7/30/2014 7:58 PM

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Hope they were impressed enough to have Jake come to the W!
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Posted: 7/30/2014 8:50 PM

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Recruiting is selling. Selling is about knowing your product and knocking on a lot of doors.

This staff knows the product and is knocking on a lot of doors.
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Posted: 7/30/2014 10:52 PM

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He's being sold as the next JJ Watt.  I'm thinking they definitely see him at DE.  Obviously things can change when the kids are in the system, but that's where he's set up at the moment.

WISDRAKE wrote:

If Pickard pulls the trigger to attend UW, he will make the 3rd TE in the class.

Does UW need that many TEs this recruiting year. Will Pickard be more of the blocking TE (since he appears to be a little larger than the other two (Edwards &  Penniston sp?) who appear to be more H-back types?

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Posted: 7/31/2014 9:12 AM

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Yes, they want him as a DE. Pickard has said as much in interviews.

He was just on campus in the last week or so. Should be good news for UW today.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 9:19 AM

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WISDRAKE wrote:

If Pickard pulls the trigger to attend UW, he will make the 3rd TE in the class.

Does UW need that many TEs this recruiting year. Will Pickard be more of the blocking TE (since he appears to be a little larger than the other two (Edwards &  Penniston sp?) who appear to be more H-back types?


Assuming that we continue to be a power running school and not going to a full blown spread offense, I'd say we can always use TEs.  Arneson is already a senior and the rest of the TEs on the roster are unproven.  I say keep recruiting TEs.  And if a few end up playing DL, well, it worked out well for that Watt kid!
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Posted: 7/31/2014 11:20 AM

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I believe he is announcing at 5:15 (ET).
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Posted: 7/31/2014 1:12 PM

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Definitely being recruited as a DE by Wisconsin. I think Wisconsin has a great shot but Virginia is main worry.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 2:14 PM

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KCMOBadger wrote: Definitely being recruited as a DE by Wisconsin. I think Wisconsin has a great shot but Virginia is main worry.
Eh, it will come down to Syracuse and Wisconsin.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 4:30 PM

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Posted: 7/31/2014 4:30 PM

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Honored to announce I have officially committed to the University of Wisconsin! # Badgers 👐

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Posted: 7/31/2014 4:31 PM

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Following my path from Essex County, NJ to Madison, WI.  

Glad to have another great NJ Badger.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 4:32 PM

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Honored to announce I have officially committed to the University of Wisconsin! #Badgers 👐 pic.twitter.com/Njv470SOYF

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Posted: 7/31/2014 4:45 PM

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He talked to us a couple hours before announcing and was incredibly excited to be a part of the program.

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Posted: 7/31/2014 4:50 PM

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Thanks, Jake for your commitment. I think you will quickly find that Madison is everything you've ever wanted from a college town. Have a great final HS year. We look forward to seeing you on the field in 2015.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 5:00 PM

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NewerBreed wrote:

Honored to announce I have officially committed to the University of Wisconsin! #Badgers 👐 pic.twitter.com/Njv470SOYF

Great news and photo. Thanks. Millburn right near my old NJ stomping grounds. This is the really nice NJ.

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Posted: 7/31/2014 5:37 PM

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Welcome! Love the Jersey kids.

Real nice week for the staff with Sheppard and Pickard. Both very nice prospects.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 6:35 PM

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I sense momentum. Who's next?biggrin
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Posted: 7/31/2014 7:13 PM

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I saw some of his JR HS Video .  I know it is HS but I saw some similarity with 99.  Welcome aboard.   The way our New D is being built you should have a great time of attacking.
I think I went to UW.... I have the diploma!!!
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Posted: 7/31/2014 8:03 PM

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He really looks like one happy camper . . . and he should be!

Welcome aboard, Jake, enjoy the journey!
NewerBreed wrote:

Honored to announce I have officially committed to the University of Wisconsin! #Badgers 👐 pic.twitter.com/Njv470SOYF

Go Badgers!  On Wisconsin!

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Posted: 7/31/2014 9:00 PM

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BTW.....Pickard is the kid just to the left of the guy in the red shirt (I think).
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Posted: 7/31/2014 9:39 PM

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MotionW wrote: BTW.....Pickard is the kid just to the left of the guy in the red shirt (I think).
What?  No, he is "the guy in the red shirt."  

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Posted: 7/31/2014 10:30 PM

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BuckYeah wrote: Following my path from Essex County, NJ to Madison, WI.  

Glad to have another great NJ Badger.

Me, too. Have we discussed this Essex Co. thing? I was born in Newark, went to HS in Bloomfield. You?
These ARE the Good Old Days.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 8:34 AM

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JWE44 wrote: I sense momentum. Who's next?biggrin
Isaac James seems to have had a good visit.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 8:58 AM

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I don't see it. I think MotionW is right. 
CloudsOfDust wrote:
MotionW wrote: BTW.....Pickard is the kid just to the left of the guy in the red shirt (I think).
What?  No, he is "the guy in the red shirt."  

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