Cooper Nelson’s already feeling the benefits from his first summer conditioning program as a walk-on at the University of Wisconsin.
Hilber played tennis, basketball and softball as a senior, while Nelson competed in football, basketball and track and field as a senior — and made it to state in four sports during his prep career.
Johnson, a former Sun Prairie student-athlete, was named The Associated Press state boys basketball player of the year after leading Glendale Nicolet to the WIAA Division 2 state title last March.
The commitments end a long recruiting dry spell for Greg Gard, who had gone two full recruiting cycles without landing an in-state prospect, including some high-profile swing-and-misses.
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program secured commitments from two of the state’s high-profile players.