For the first time in over a year, the recruiting dead period is over and recruits are able to take official campus visits.
In line with today’s significance, however, reports surfaced today that Wisconsin director of player personnel Saeed Khalif is headed to Michigan State.
Khalif came to Madison in 2017 and played a crucial role in everything the program did on the recruiting trail.
If his impact isn’t already widely known, he was a primary force behind the Badgers’ program-best stretch of recruiting classes over the last three years.
“We want to be a top program, and we want ourselves recognized with top programs in everything that we do,” Khalif said back in December. “Our football play, our recruiting and our academics, we want it all to measure up, so yeah, it’s a big deal for us. We’d love to be in the conversations and people talking top 20 and that kind of stuff. Awesome to hear if that helps us get us over the hump.”
The timing of the move is tough for Paul Chryst and the Wisconsin football program. They now need to help fill the void Khalif will leave as the 2022 recruiting cycle heats up.