The 2025 recruiting class is now open for the Wisconsin Badgers after landing the brother of redshirt Freshman Braedyn Locke. With both Locke brothers scheduled to play for the Badgers, the 2025 intrigue has already begun. Both Longo and Luke Fickell are intensely recruiting the class as they continue to search for players that match their system perfectly.
After the commitment of the quarterback Locke, the question is what 2025 prospect will be next to join the Badgers class?
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The 2025 football recruiting class is seemingly full of plenty of talent, yet it is still far too early to fully tell. Despite how early it is there are two recruits in particular that have stood out for the Wisconsin football staff. Offensive tackles Owen Strebig and Rowan Byrne are exceptional recruits with plenty of room to grow. While they may play the same position, what they truly share in common is their size as each recruit tips the scale. Strebig and Byrne are elite level blockers who have already developed strong relationships with the Wisconsin football staff.
The Wisconsin Badgers have been connected with each lineman for quite some time now. Each recruit has also visited campus recently during the wild recruiting month of June. Between the two recruits, one already has a certain interest in joining the Wisconsin football team.
Wisconsin Football Recruiting Target: Owen Strebig, OT
Coming in at 6-feet-8-inches, 295-pounds, the Catholic Memorial student Owen Strebig is a physical presence on the gridiron. Currently, Strebig is ranked as the top recruit in the state of Wisconsin for the 2025 recruiting class. Strebig also ranks as the 13th offensive tackle and the 129th recruit overall in the 2025 class.
Already, the talented lineman seems to have a solid relationship with the Wisconsin football staff. Strebig recently earned a crystal ball prediction from 247 Sports to land with the Wisconsin Badgers following his campus visit. Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa are all battling for Strebig against the Badgers as well.
Currently it is still too early to tell if the Badgers will be able to land the exceptional lineman. Strebig still has plenty of offers coming in and likely will continue to visit other schools as well. Wisconsin will have to work hard to land Strebig.
Wisconsin Football Recruiting Target: Rowan Byrne, OT
After landing 2024 three-star Colin Cubberly, the Wisconsin football staff continued their recruitment of New York. The next recruit they brought on campus was Rowan Byrne, an un-ranked recruit in the 2025 class, from Iona Preparatory School.
Coming in at 6-feet-6-inches, 290-pounds, Byrne is also a massive offensive lineman. Both Byrne and Strebig combine for nearly 600-pounds on the offensive line. Byrne is an agile tackle with the power to stop strong defensive rushers. This past season, Byrne exploded onto the scene and earned plenty of new scholarship offers, including one from the Badgers.
The Wisconsin football staff will have quite the battle ahead of them for Byrne. The recruit recently made his first visit to Madison and walked away impressed. Wisconsin will be up against Rutgers, Penn State, Notre Dame, and Michigan for the recruit.
With the impression Wisconsin left on Byrne, he could be the next commitment in the 2025 cycle.
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