Marich’s NSD Report
Jaden Gault w/ OL coach T.J. Woods
Jaden Gault w/ OL coach T.J. Woods
Badger Nation Recruiting
Posted Feb 6, 2014


BadgerNation’s recruiting analyst Brice Marich gives his impressions about Wisconsin’s 2014 signing class.

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The most talented player right now in the class is who and why?

The most talented player in the class in my opinion is Monona Grove (WI) offensive tackle Jaden Gault. Scout.com ranked him as the No.9 offensive tackle in the nation and a four-star recruit, who held offers from Michigan State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Miami (FL).

That ranking is no fluke since he has the game to exceed at the college level and get to the NFL, in my opinion. The size, strength, footwork and length is all there. It doesn’t hurt that he enrolled early and is already on campus. I don’t think he will play next season but when we look back at this class years from now, I feel people will be talking about Gault.

Who is the biggest 'get' or 'steal' for Wisconsin and why?

I believe that Jesup (GA) Wayne County wide receiver Krenwick Sanders is the biggest steal for Wisconsin because they took him away from some of the top South powerhouses that really wanted him, like Georgia and Florida. The Badgers were able to keep the talented 6-2, 190-pound wide out from taking visits and lock down his services to come to Madison next year.

Who is the biggest sleeper in this class and why?

A player that is underrated, to me at least, and that many are sleeping on is Goose Creek (SC) running back Caleb Kinlaw. The 5-9, 190-pound scatback was committed to Georgia Tech since July, but flipped to Wisconsin in November. Not everyone has been on board with this pick-up, but I can see why the Badgers coaching staff is very excited to have him.

Despite being not the biggest guy on the field, he does not shy away from contact and can do more than just take a handoff. He has good hands and catches the ball well out of the backfield. The speed, feet and balance are all in his disposal already and could be seen doing a lot for Wisconsin’s offense in the years to come.

Who is the prospect that Wisconsin will absolutely love five years from now and why?

Kapolei (HI) offensive guard Micah Kapoi is very raw at this stage of his career but once you get him in the weight room and let him learn this offense, then I feel he could really shock a lot of people. You can’t teach 6-4 and 305 pounds, and he is someone that moves very well for his size. His strength right now in his game is his run blocking. He is very physical and loves to knock guys over, so that fits perfectly with what Wisconsin loves to do and could be a key starter for this offense in the future.

Who is talented enough to play right away and why?

There are a lot of players to pick here, but Eastern Arizona College athlete Serge Trezy is talented enough to play instantly. The 6-1, 200-pound JUCO speedster is expected to be play safety at Wisconsin and there are serious issues in the back end of the defense. He will bring elite speed - being clocked running a 4.29 40-yard time - with hard hitting ability. Most importantly, he brings experience. There is a good chance he sees early playing time and will be a shot in the arm for this Badgers’ secondary and special teams.



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