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June 15, 2013
Top 5 targets for UW coaches
With six current commitments in the 2014 class, BadgerBlitz.com takes a look at the top five uncommitted targets for every assistant coach on the Wisconsin staff.
Prospects listed are in no specific order and are based on interviews and analysis within the Rivals.com network:
Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig - National quarterbacks
1) D.J. Gillins - Gillins has an offer from Wisconsin and could make his college decision this summer. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) Nicodem Pierre - Pierre is another quarterback with an offer from UW, though he will likely take his five official visits before deciding. PREMIUM ARTICLE
3) Sean White - White, who plans to visit this summer, could be the next uncommitted quarterback offered by Wisconsin. PREMIUM ARTICLE
4) Marcus McMaryion - Wisconsin showed early interest in McMaryion, who has an offer from Arizona.
5) Drew Doxtator - Doxtator has family ties to Wisconsin and has performed well at camps this spring and summer. PREMIUM ARTICLE
Running backs coach Thomas Hammock - National running backs, Georgia and New Jersey
1) Taiwan Deal - Deal visited this spring and will likely make a return trip to campus this summer. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) Chris James - James was recently offered by Wisconsin and will likely decide between the Badgers and Michigan State. PREMIUM ARTICLE
3) Mike Gesicki - Gesicki is arguably Wisconsin's top target at tight end and has the Badgers in his top 4. PREMIUM ARTICLE
4) Emanuel Beal - Beal has offers from a number of conferences. PREMIUM ARTICLE
5) Aeris Williams - The running back from Mississippi is originally from Racine, Wis., and has an offer from the Badgers.
Wide receivers coach Chris Beatty - East Coast and parts of Florida
1) Chris Jones - Jones is expected to visit with Deal and possibly Cameron Phillips this summer. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) Christian Byrum Byrum has Wisconsin is his top group along with Old Dominion and N.C. State.
3) Jamil Kamara - One of the top wide receivers in the country, Kamara lists Wisconsin amongst his top group.
4) Kadeem Goulbourne - Goulbourne, a versatile receiver, is thinking about an official to Wisconsin after Beatty's recent offer. PREMIUM ARTICLE
5) Dvonta Derricott - The JUCO linebacker has Wisconsin is his top 5. PREMIUM ARTICLE
Offensive line coach T.J. Woods - Midwestern states
1) Kenzo Cotton - Cotton will be given the opportunity to compete in both football and track at Wisconsin. PREMIUM ARTCILE
2) Chris Slayton - Slayton had good things to say about his recent offer from Wisconsin. PREMIUM ARTICLE
3) Harrison Phillips Phillips, who visited for the spring game, remains high on Wisconsin despite not holding an offer from UW.
4) Jon Bezney - Benzy was recently on campus and could very well commit to Wisconsin by summer's end. PREMIUM ARTICLE
5) Jarell Broxton - Broxton has Wisconsin and Baylor atop his list with officials scheduled to both schools.
Tight ends coach Jeff Genyk - Michigan, parts of Ohio
1) Michael Deiter - Deiter is high on Wisconsin after visiting for the spring game. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) Matt Morrissey - Morrissey is still in search of a Wisconsin offer after visiting earlier this month. PREMIUM ARTICLE
3) Davi'on Riley - Riley lists an offer from Wisconsin among many other schools.
4) Brian Wallace - Wallace does not have an offer but is on Wisconsin's radar.
5) Armon Watts - Watts was recently offered by Wisconsin but has Missouri and UCLA as his top 2 schools. PREMIUM ARTICLE
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda - Florida, Pennsylvania
1) Tyler Burke - Burke, who is also talking with Hammock, has Wisconsin is his top 3 along with Maryland and Rutgers. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) Tyree Owens Owens is in no rush to make a decision after pulling in an offer from Wisconsin. PREMIUM ARTICLE
3) Khalia Hackett - Hackett has Wisconsin is his top 2 along with Kentucky. PREMIUM ARTICLE
4) Zavior Hoxie - Hoxie is one of the more realistic targets from Georgia whom Wisconsin is involved with in the current class. PREMIUM ARTICLE
5) Dedric Brinson - Brinson has Wisconsin is his top 3 after being offered in late May. PREMIUM ARTCILE
Defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a - California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Utah
1) Connor Humphreys - The four-star defensive lineman will be on campus this month. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) Joe Mixon - The five-star running back has over 50 offers.
3) Uriah Leiataua - Wisconsin and Utah are the top two schools for Leiataua. PREMIUM ARTICLE
4) Sione Takitaki - Wisconsin leads for Takitaki, who could play a number of positions at the next level. PREMIUM ARTICLE
5) Ainuu Taua - The four-star defensive tackle already has an official visit scheduled to Wisconsin this fall.
Cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland - Wisconsin, Minnesota and Atlanta
1) Gaelin Elmore - Elmore is the last member of the "Super Six" who has yet to commit to Wisconsin.
2) Troy Vincent - Vincent visited for the spring game but Wisconsin may trail both Maryland and Penn State in his recruitment.
3) Sam Seonbuchner - Current Iowa State commit has had recent contact from Wisconsin and could see an offer come his way.
4) Frank Ragnow - Ragnow will likely receive an offer if he visits Wisconsin.
5) Dominic Cizauskas - Cizauskas, who has an offer from Minnesota, is a prospect to watch at Wisconsin's first summer camp next week. PREMIUM ARTICLE
Safeties coach Bill Busch - Arizona, parts of Ohio
1) Jalen Brown Brown, a four-star wide receiver, was recently on campus and the visit raised Wisconsin's standing in his recruitment. PREMIUM ARTICLE
2) DeMarlon Morris - Originally from Illinois, Wisconsin has a good chance of landing the JUCO cornerback. PREMIUM ARTICLE
3) L.J. Scott - Scott visited this spring and will likely make a return visit this summer or fall.
4) Serge Trezy - A JUCO running back, Wisconsin likes Trezy at safety or linebacker. PREMIUM ARTICLE
5) Claude Pelon - Pelon is one of the top JUCO defensive line prospects in the 2014 class. PREMIUM ARTICLE