An early look at 2024 recruiting rankings: Luke Fickell’s first full recruiting cycle

There is a long way to go in the class of 2024 recruitment process, but the Badgers have already made a few splashes.

The biggest get of the Luke Fickell 2024 class so far was four-star quarterback Mabrey Mettauer. The four-star prospect currently stars at The Woodlands High School in Texas.

Per his Twitter commitment post, he is looking forward to playing in the Air Raid offense with new offensive coordinator Phil Longo and staff.

Mettauer is one of three commits in this early stage of the 2024 class. He is the lone four-star commit so far for the Badgers in Fickell’s first full recruiting cycle at Wisconsin.

How do the Badgers stack up against the rest of the nation. Here is a look at the top 25 2024 recruiting classes per On3:


USC Trojans

Mar 1, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC football head coach Lincoln Riley attends the USC Trojans and the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball game at Galen Center. The Wildcats won 91-71. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

USC currently has one four-star commit in the class of 2024 as tight end Joey Olson chose the Trojans.

Iowa Hawkeyes

Oct 30, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa has one four-star commit and five three-star commits in 2024.

Arkansas Razorbacks

Sep 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; A view of an Arkansas Razorbacks football helmet as the Razorbacks celebrate the win over the Texas A&M Aggies at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas has four-star defensive lineman Kavion Henderson locked in for 2024.

Colorado Buffaloes

Dec 4, 2022; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders during a press conference at the Arrow Touchdown Club. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Prime has a pair of four-stars locked in for 2024.

Ole Miss Rebels

Nov 6, 2021; Oxford, Mississippi, USA;Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin talks with a referee after a call during the second half against the Liberty Flames at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Kiffin has a pair of recruits locked in, including four-star quarterback Desmond Williams Jr.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Jul 14, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Tech Red Raiders helmet logo during the Big 12 Media Day at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech has a pair of four-stars and five three-stars in 2024.

Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin football coach Luke Fickell speaks to the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Clinic at the Easton Hilton on Feb. 3, 2023.

The Badgers have four-star tight end Grant Stec along with Mettauer.


Penn State Nittany Lions

Sep 4, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on during the second quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Nittany Lions have a pair of players committed in 2024, including four-star offensive lineman Cooper Cousins.

Texas A&M Aggies

Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M has a pair of four-stars and a pair of three-stars locked in.

Texas Longhorns

Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) passes the ball off to Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson (5) during the Texas Longhorns football game against the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Texas has a pair of players locked in for 2024. Four-star athlete Hunter Moddon leads the way.


Auburn Tigers

Auburn Tigers football coach Hugh Freeze and athletic director John Cohen pose for photos during Freeze’s introduction at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, Ala., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK

Auburn has three four-star commits and a new head coach in Hugh Freeze.

Clemson Tigers

Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) and teammates celebrate their win after the game at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina Saturday, November 27, 2021. Clemson won 30-0.

Clemson has four four-star commits in 2024. Four-star tight end Christian Bentancur leads the way in the class.


Michigan Wolverines

Michigan fans pour onto the field after the Wolverines’ 40-34 victory over Ohio State at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 in Ann Arbor.
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Michigan has four four-star players and three three-star talents in 2024.

Oregon Ducks

Dec 29, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; The Oregon Ducks mascot on the field during the second half of the 2021 Alamo Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon has four four-star players, led by wide receiver Jordan Anderson.


LSU Tigers

LSU football coach Brian Kelly speaks to media following the first spring practice under him on March 24.

Brian Kelly is off to a solid start at LSU, and his class is headlined by four-star safety Maurice Williams.

Michigan State Spartans

Oct 15, 2022; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker talks on the headset against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State has three four-star commits, including wide receiver Nick Marsh.

Tennessee Volunteers

Sep 22, 2018; Knoxville, TN, USA; The 102,455 sign which is the seating capacity in Neyland Stadium and the Power T logo on the south entrance at Neyland Stadium at a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Florida Gators. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee has four four-star players led by tight end Jonathan Echols.

Louisville Cardinals

Dec 30, 2019; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Louisville Cardinals linebacker Allen Smith (42) celebrates after a win against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville has a pair of four-star players headlined by four-star linebacker TJ Capers.

South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) rolls out from the pocket during the third quarter of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl of an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish held off the South Carolina Gamecocks 45-38. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]

South Carolina has five four-star talents, led by offensive tackle Kam Pringle.


Florida State Seminoles

Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell conducts warm-ups in Doak Campbell Stadium before the Garnet and Gold spring game kickoff Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Florida State has four four-star players, including running back Kameron Davis out of Georgia.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Dec 28, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot celebrates the field goal against the Iowa State Cyclones during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame is constantly in recruiting battles with Wisconsin, and is off to a good start in 2024 with six four-star commits.

Florida Gators

Jul 20, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Florida Gators helmet on the stage during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Gators have five-star quarterback DJ Lagaway at the top of their 2024 class.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Oct 8, 2022; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) throws the ball in the first quarter of the NCAA Division I football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium.

It’s not surprising to see Ohio State near the top of the list. Their class is headlined by five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Nov 13, 2021; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches the Crimson Tide warm up before playing New Mexico State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama is the only team with two five-star commits at this stage. Their class is led by five-star quarterback Julian Sayin.

Georgia Bulldogs

Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Georgia Bulldogs mascot Uga on the sideline during the first half in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The champs are at the top, led by five-star cornerback Ellis Robinson IV.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire