Class of 2013 Offensive Wisconsin Prep Football Recruits
Top 2013 Wisconsin Prep Recruits
The 2013 Wisconsin prep football regular season has ended and the playoffs begin this Friday night. With that being said I thought I would take a moment and break down some of the recruits in the class of 2013 this state has to offer, beginning with the offense.
I picked five young and talented players to take a look at in this article. All five have committed to Big Ten schools, three will be playing for the Wisconsin Badgers and two of them will travel to East Lansing, MI and play for the Michigan State Spartans.
My top five that I will be breaking down are R.J. Shelton, Austin Ramesh, T.J. Watt, Dylan Chmura and Jazz Peavy.
Three out of the five players (Ramesh, Watt and Chmura) will be continuing their senior season as their respective teams qualified for the WIAA state football playoffs. Shelton and Peavy unfortunately will have to watch from the sidelines as their high school football careers are over.
If the names Watt and Chmura look familiar, they should. Watt is the younger brother of former Badgers and current Houston Texans star J.J. Watt and Chmura’s father is former Green Bay Packers star tight end Mark Chmura.
These five players were five of the top recruits heading into the season and, although they might not be leading their position statistically, are some of the best athletes in this class. All five will make an impact at their schools either right away or in the next four years.
5. Dylan Chmura-TE
The Waukesha West senior is following in his dad's footsteps, although he is out to make a name for his ow self. Chmura missed all of last season due to a torn ACL and made a point to come back strong this season. Although he had a quiet year this year, Chmura will lead the Wolverines as they travel to Waterford in the first round of the WIAA playoffs.
4. Jazz Peavy-WR
Kenosha Tremper Trojans star wide receiver Jazz Peavy had a decent senior season this year. Peavy ended the season with 38 catches for 535 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season campaign. His "game of the year" came in a 49-35 loss against rival Kenosha Bradford. In that game Peavy hauled in 17 receptions for 199 yards and scored all five of his teams touchdowns. Peavy will be a versatile receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers and I wouldn't be surprised to see him on kick and/or punt return's as well.
3. T.J. Watt-QB
Although T.J. Watt is playing quarterback this season for the Pewaukee Pirates, he was recruited and will play at his normal position which is tight end. That just goes to show how great of an athlete Watt is and just how smart of a football player he is as well. Watt not only threw for 492 yards and passed for five touchdowns, but he also did damage with his legs. On the ground Watt scored nine touchdowns and rushed for 460 yards as the Pirates went on to win the Woodland-West Conference.
2. R.J. Shelton-RB
Beaver Dam senior running back entered this season as one of the top backs in the class and remained there all season. Even though his team did not make the playoffs this year, Shelton still had a big year. Rushing for 1,302 yards and 15 touchdowns, Shelton had an average of 162.8 yards per game and had three games in which he rushed for over 200 yards. Shelton will be an asset for the Michigan State Spartans next year.
1. Austin Ramesh-RB
I consider Austin Ramesh another one of those all-around, great athlete. Besides having 68 total tackles this season at linebacker, Ramesh also did major damage to opposing defense's on the other side of the ball. Ramesh finished the regular season fifth in the state in rushing yards with 1,557 and sixth in rushing yards per game with an average of 194.6 yards. Not to mention Ramesh tallied 18 touchdowns on the year while leading the Northland Pines Eagles into the playoffs. The Badgers will be getting a star athlete when Ramesh arrives in Madison and can be put on either side of the ball.
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