Highest-rated football recruits from Wisconsin over the last 20 years

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May 15, 2022
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Highest-rated football recruits from Wisconsin over the last 20 years

Football recruiting provides reliable drama, with recruitments and announcements becoming events in their own right. We love to see players from our own states make it big, and watch with pride as they go on to successful careers, knowing their origins shaped them into professional players. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated football recruits from Wisconsin since 2000 using 247Sports. Players are ranked by national ranking with ties broken by rating. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: Leo Chenal (2019)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Grantsburg (Grantsburg, WI)
- National ranking: #639 in 2019 (3 stars, 0.8714 rating)
- Position ranking: #35 (ATH)
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#49: Boyd Dietzen (2018)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Kimberly (Kimberly, WI)
- National ranking: #587 in 2018 (3 stars, 0.873 rating)
- Position ranking: #26 (SDE)
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#48: Chimere Dike (2020)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: North (Waukesha, WI)
- National ranking: #582 in 2020 (3 stars, 0.8727 rating)
- Position ranking: #94 (WR)
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#47: Loyal Crawford (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Memorial (Eau Claire, WI)
- National ranking: #570 in 2021 (3 stars, 0.8721 rating)
- Position ranking: #37 (RB)
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#46: Jackson Acker (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Verona Area (Verona, WI)
- National ranking: #562 in 2021 (3 stars, 0.8722 rating)
- Position ranking: #38 (ATH)
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#45: Ayo Adebogun (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Homestead (Thiensville, WI)
- National ranking: #555 in 2021 (3 stars, 0.8729 rating)
- Position ranking: #36 (Edge)
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#44: Julius Davis (2019)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Menomonee Falls (Menomonee Falls, WI)
- National ranking: #553 in 2019 (3 stars, 0.8776 rating)
- Position ranking: #35 (RB)
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#43: Cole Dakovich (2020)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Catholic Memorial (Waukesha, WI)
- National ranking: #535 in 2020 (3 stars, 0.8755 rating)
- Position ranking: #34 (OLB)
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#42: James Morgan (2015)

- College: Bowling Green
- High school: Ashwaubenon (Green Bay, WI)
- National ranking: #459 in 2015 (3 stars, 0.8741 rating)
- Position ranking: #17 (PRO)
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#41: Billy Hirschfeld (2014)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Arrowhead (Hartland, WI)
- National ranking: #454 in 2014 (3 stars, 0.8731 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (SDE)
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#40: Alec James (2013)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Brookfield East (Brookfield, WI)
- National ranking: #450 in 2013 (3 stars, 0.8727 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (ATH)
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#39: Peter Konz (2008)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Neenah (Neenah, WI)
- National ranking: #414 in 2008 (3 stars, 0.8781 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OC)
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#38: Tyler Beach (2017)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Port Washington (Port Washington, WI)
- National ranking: #387 in 2017 (3 stars, 0.8833 rating)
- Position ranking: #41 (OT)
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#37: George Panos (2014)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Arrowhead (Hartland, WI)
- National ranking: #363 in 2014 (3 stars, 0.8849 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (OG)
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#36: Conor Sheehy (2014)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
- National ranking: #361 in 2014 (3 stars, 0.8857 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (WDE)
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#35: Jake Ferguson (2017)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: James Madison Memorial (Madison, WI)
- National ranking: #354 in 2017 (3 stars, 0.8875 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (TE)
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#34: Shelby Harris (2009)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Homestead (Thiensville, WI)
- National ranking: #348 in 2009 (3 stars, 0.8875 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (WDE)
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#33: Chikwe Obasih (2013)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Brookfield Central (Brookfield, WI)
- National ranking: #346 in 2013 (3 stars, 0.8868 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (WDE)
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#32: Jon Dietzen (2015)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Seymour (Seymour, WI)
- National ranking: #343 in 2015 (3 stars, 0.8898 rating)
- Position ranking: #34 (OT)
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#31: A.J. Natter (2013)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Milton (Milton, WI)
- National ranking: #336 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.8902 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (WDE)
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#30: Gabe Carimi (2006)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Monona Grove (Madison, WI)
- National ranking: #316 in 2006 (3 stars, 0.8778 rating)
- Position ranking: #25 (OT)
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#29: Vonte Jackson (2012)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Bradford (Kenosha, WI)
- National ranking: #271 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9084 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (RB)
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#28: Andrew Kemp (2005)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Menasha (Menasha, WI)
- National ranking: #265 in 2005 (3 stars, 0.8778 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (OT)
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#27: Melvin Gordon (2011)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Bradford (Kenosha, WI)
- National ranking: #251 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.8983 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (RB)
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#26: Jake Keefer (2011)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Baldwin-Woodville (Baldwin, WI)
- National ranking: #240 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (ILB)
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#25: Jordan Kohout (2009)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Waupun Area (Waupun, WI)
- National ranking: #233 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.906 rating)
- Position ranking: #20 (DT)
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#24: Jake Bscherer (2006)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Sturgeon Bay (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
- National ranking: #228 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.8924 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (OT)
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#23: Craig Evans (2014)

- College: Michigan State
- High school: Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie, WI)
- National ranking: #227 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9116 rating)
- Position ranking: #20 (DT)
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#22: Braelon Allen (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Fond Du Lac (Fond Du Lac, WI)
- National ranking: #217 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9159 rating)
- Position ranking: #25 (LB)
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#21: Kayden Lyles (2017)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Middleton (Middleton, WI)
- National ranking: #207 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9211 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (OG)
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#20: Hunter Wohler (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Muskego (Muskego, WI)
- National ranking: #206 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9185 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (S)
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#19: Nick Toon (2007)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Middleton (Middleton, WI)
- National ranking: #196 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #26 (WR)
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#18: Vince Biegel (2012)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Lincoln (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
- National ranking: #150 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9388 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (OLB)
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#17: Cole Van Lanen (2016)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Bay Port (Green Bay, WI)
- National ranking: #137 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9389 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (OT)
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#16: Lance Kendricks (2006)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: King (Milwaukee, WI)
- National ranking: #133 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.9323 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (WR)
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#15: JP Benzschawel (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Grafton (Grafton, WI)
- National ranking: #130 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9399 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (OT)
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#14: Brian Calhoun (2002)

- College: Colorado
- High school: Oak Creek (Oak Creek, WI)
- National ranking: #124 in 2002 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (RB)
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#13: Jaden Gault (2014)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Monona Grove (Madison, WI)
- National ranking: #121 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9446 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (OT)
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#12: Tyler Westphal (2008)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Menasha (Menasha, WI)
- National ranking: #119 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9393 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (WDE)
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#11: Raymond Henderson (2005)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Oak Creek (Oak Creek, WI)
- National ranking: #109 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9367 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (SDE)
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#10: Jack Nelson (2020)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Stoughton (Stoughton, WI)
- National ranking: #104 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9539 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (OT)
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#9: Joe Thomas (2003)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Brookfield Central (Brookfield, WI)
- National ranking: #88 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9412 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (OT)
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#8: Nick Hayden (2004)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Arrowhead (Hartland, WI)
- National ranking: #85 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9679 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (DT)
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#7: Trey Wedig (2020)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Kettle Moraine (Wales, WI)
- National ranking: #83 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9641 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OT)
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#6: Rhyan Anderson (2004)

- College: Miami
- High school: Oak Creek (Oak Creek, WI)
- National ranking: #79 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9705 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (SDE)
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#5: John Clay (2007)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Park (Racine, WI)
- National ranking: #59 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.9751 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (RB)
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#4: Travis Beckum (2005)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Oak Creek (Oak Creek, WI)
- National ranking: #41 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9827 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OLB)
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#3: Ben Bredeson (2016)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Arrowhead (Hartland, WI)
- National ranking: #39 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9799 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (OT)
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#2: Justin Ostrowski (2003)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Portage (Portage, WI)
- National ranking: #32 in 2003 (5 stars, 0.9835 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (SDE)
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#1: Josh Oglesby (2007)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Saint Francis (Milwaukee, WI)
- National ranking: #13 in 2007 (5 stars, 0.9936 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OT)
- Read more details on 247Sports

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