The University of Wisconsin’s refocused recruiting efforts in the state of Texas continue to yield dividends.
After picking up three Texas prospects on the defensive side in June, Wisconsin secured a verbal commitment from Missouri City (TX) Marshall tailback Davon Crookshank Sunday night, becoming the first tailback in the Badgers’ 2015 recruiting class.
“I’m excited to be a part of their program,” Crookshank told BadgerNation.
Picking the Badgers over offers from Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Memphis and Tulsa, the 5-9, 170-pound three-star prospect becomes the 16th verbal commitment in the 2015 class. He was aggressively recruited by wide receivers coach Chris Beatty, along with many other coaches on the staff.
“After I talked to Coach Beatty a little bit, he puts me on the phone with everybody else, because they all want to talk to me,” Crookshank told us, previously. “That’s a big deal to me. It feels like they really want me down there.
“They really like me as a running back. (Since they offered), it’s been going on and on with them visiting the school, coming to see me, giving me phone calls and I’ve been calling them. We’ve been talking a lot.”
Crookshank has not visited Wisconsin yet, but is planning to schedule an upcoming visit.
“They like that I come down hill,” said Crookshank, a 1,000-yard rusher a season ago. “Their offense basically is a straight down-hill offense with big blockers up front. I could use my physicalness to go up the middle or my speed to get to the outside. They feel I am a good fit.”