Im compiling a list of top BB recruits from WI from the past 15 years who did not become Badgers... I realize that some of these players were not recruited by the Badgers such as Southall, Brown, Maymon and Lucious but i still included them anyways. This is all from the top of my head...no help from google, scout or rivals, etc.
1999: Reece Gaines (Madison West, Louisville); Marshall Williams (Milw. Vincent, NC State-UWGB)
2000: Scott Merritt (Tosa East, Marq.); Michael Southall (West Salem, Kentucky)
2001: Travis Diener (FDL Goodrich, Marq.)
2002: Steve Novak (Brown Deer, Marq.); Greg Brown (Milw. Vincent, ???); JR Morris (Milwaukee, Seton Hall); Dan Grunfeld (Nicolet HS, Stanford)
2005: Wesley Matthews (Mad. Memorial, Marq.)
2006: Jerry Smith (Tosa East, Louisville)
2007: Scott Christopherson (LAX Aquinas, Marq.-Iowa State); Diante Garrett (Milw. Vincent, Iowa State)
2008: Korie Lucious (Milw. Pius, Mich. St.-Iowa State); Kwamain Mitchell (WB Dominican, St. Louis)
2009: Jerron Maymon (Mad. Memorial, Marq.-Tenn.); Jamil Wilson (Racine Horlick, Oregon-Marquette)
2010: Vander Blue (Mad. Memorial, Marq.)
2011: Elgin Cook (Milw. Hamilton, Oregon)
2012: JP Tokoto (Meno Falls, North Carolina); Phillip Nolan (Milwaukee Riverside, UCONN)
2013: Duane Wilson (WB Dominican, Marq.); Deonte Burton (Milw. Vincent, Marq.); Luke Fischer (Germantown, Indiana-Marq.); Matt Thomas (Onalaska, Iowa State)
2014: Kevon Looney (Milw. Hamilton, UCLA) Sandy Cohen (Seymour, Marquette); Riley LaChance (Broofield Central, Vandy); Brady Ellingson (Sussex Hamilton-Iowa)
Did i miss anyone here? So far - i would say Looney was the top recruit that we lost out on..... Does anyone need to be added to this list? Good players who maybe werent really recruited by the Badgers too!