Wisconsin Badgers Football Recruiting: 2022 4-Star TE / WR Jerry Cross Comes to Penn State


The second domino of “Super Six” in-state prospects has fallen and this time the Wisconsin Badgers are not the winners. The Penn State Nittany Lions have changed their way in the state and received a commitment from one of the “Super Sixes”.

Jerry Cross is listed as a wide receiver or tight end, a four-star recruit from Milwaukee Rufus King depending on where you look or where you currently see him as a player. 6 foot-6 and 218 pounds. Chance plays wide receiver for the generals, but is seen as a potential tight end at the next level due to his size and increased frame.

In ten matches last season, Cross had 28 receptions for 533 yards and 11 touchdown receptions. Cross chose the Nittany Lions based on offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue and Northern Illinois.

Many of the Badgers’ recruits from both the 2021 and 2022 sections were trying to convince Cross to stay home with helpful tweets, but eventually his heart was on his way to state college. 2022 four-star safety Braylan Allen, who is the first member of the Badgers class for that year, was very vocal online about the cross and had to say after the announcement.

With such a long time before the National Signing Day of 2022, smart money is not high enough on this recruitment.

Now that two of the “Super Six” are off the board, the Badgers coaching staff will turn to the remaining four members of the in-class class: Whitefish Bay OT Joe Bruner, St Crix Central OL Carson Hinzman, Sunny Giri EDGE Isaac Hamm, and St. Mary’s Springs (Fond do Lake) DL Billy Shrouth.

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