Wisconsin adds specialist to 2021 recruiting class
Wisconsin’s 2021 recruiting class is making room for another addition.
Tuesday, the Badgers received a verbal commitment from kicker/punter Nate Van Zelst. He is a member of the 2021 recruiting class and has received a 5-star ranking from Kohl’s Kicking camps. He does not have any rankings from 247Sports.
Van Zelst made his announcement with a post on social media on Tuesday. Below is his statement:
— Nate Van Zelst (@natevanzelst) February 2, 2021
Van Zelst received a 5-star rating as a kicker and a 4.5-star rating as a punter. He’s received offers from Air Force, Arizona, Army, Dayton, Eastern Illinois, Miami, Navy, Northwestern and Yale.
Per Kohl’s Kicking camps Van Zelst is one of the best field goal kickers of the 2021 recruiting class. It’s unclear whether he would handle place kicking or punting duties with the Badgers.
Wisconsin currently owns the No. 3 recruiting class in the B1G and No. 16 nationally.