Get to know the Wisconsin Badgers' 2020 football recruiting class

Get to know the Wisconsin Badgers' 2020 football recruiting class

Our Wisconsin State Journal team offers a closer look at the athletes that have committed to playing football at the University of Wisconsin beginning in the 2020 season. 

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The Badgers' disappointing 2018 knocked them completely off the national radar, and they'll enter coach Paul Chryst's fifth season next month predicted to finish third in the West, a borderline top-25 team at best.

Aubrey, a Sun Prairie native, was at Camp Randall Stadium last September as UW’s special guest for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Just a few weeks earlier, she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.

Wilder met Aubrey while his teammates were going through pregame warmups. He listened to her story and couldn’t help but be impressed by her positive attitude. He walked away feeling a connection with her.

The Badgers (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten Conference) have a chance to get their offense back on track when they host Kent State at 11 a.m. Saturday in their final non-conference game of the year.

The Badgers' 24-23 loss to the Illini, which will go down as one of the worst and least explainable defeats in school history, sent the Illinois student body into a joyous frenzy on the Memorial Stadium turf and sent UW to its date with Ohio State feeling a mixed bag of emotions and the need to regain its footing immediately, if not sooner.