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Wisconsin Football In-State Target Commits to SEC Program

The Badgers missed on a top in-state target.



Wisconsin Badgers football head coach Luke Fickell vs. Ohio State
Oct 28, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Luke Fickell watches from the sideline during the second half of the NCAA football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State won 24-10.

The Wisconsin football program missed out on a top in-state target in the 2025 class.

Verona High School standout Tre Poteat took to social media on Tuesday to announce his commitment to Tennessee.

According to the composite rankings, Poteat is the No. 545 player in the country, the No. 48 CB, and the No. 4 player in Wisconsin.

Poteat chose the Volunteers over 22 other offers, with notable schools including Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Iowa State, Penn State, Nebraska, Pitt, Kansas, Purdue, and several others throwing their hat in the ring.

The 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback took an official visit to UW as a part of a massive recruiting weekend during the first weekend in June, where he was able to build on his relationship with his primary recruiter, Paul Haynes. He visited the Volunteers this past weekend and shut down his recruitment shortly after.
The Badgers now have some work to do as they look to fill out their cornerback class after suffering a de-commitment from Rukeem Stroud on Monday. Poteat was among Wisconsin’s top remaining targets in the 2025 cycle at the position, but they’ll now shift focus to getting a potential flip from Zadian Gentry, who committed to SMU in May.

The Wisconsin football program currently holds 20 commitments in the 2025 cycle, which ranks as the No. 13 recruiting class in the nation per the composite rankings.

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