Simpson Hoping for Wisconsin

Simpson Hoping for Wisconsin

While Wisconsin waits for its top running back targets to make their decisions, the Badgers coaching staff is keeping tabs on many other tailbacks, including Easton (PA) senior running back Shane Simpson.

A position that Wisconsin prides itself on is the running back position; the bread and butter of the Badgers’ offense that has produced a number of talented tailbacks who have become stars at the college level and were drafted by the NFL.

Wisconsin has offers out to a dozen uncommitted running backs in the 2015 recruiting class while monitoring countless others, including Easton (PA) senior running back Shane Simpson.

"I am just getting a lot of mail from Wisconsin,” Simpson told BadgerNation. “That was the first school that ever recruited me and an offer from them would be world to me.”

The affinity for Wisconsin has been growing for a long time for Simpson, but reached a new level when he took an unofficial visit to the school last fall.

“It's a great school and they produce really good running backs,” said Simpson. “When I went on my visit there in November, I just fell in love. I might not be a four-star or five-star recruit but I bring a lot to the table. The Badgers can use me as a running back, slot, punt returner and kick returner.”

“(If Wisconsin offered), I would keep my options open, but I'm pretty strong on Wisconsin that I would wait a little bit to get a relationship with the coaches then see what would go from there. I really love Wisconsin. I can fit into their offense as well like a James White, who had a really good career.”

The 5-9, 182-pound Simpson hasn’t received tons of hype in his recruitment or has double digits offers, but says he’s hearing from power six schools like Cincinnati, Duke, Missouri, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, and Temple to go along with his offer from James Madison.

"My recruitment is pretty good,” said Simpson. “I can't complain. (I’m) just waiting for more schools to offer.”

Simpson has scheduled remaining camps at Monmouth, Richmond, Towson and possibly Arizona State.

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