Signed and sealed: Wisconsin Badgers

February, 2, 2011
2/02/11
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Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class is now official as the Badgers signed 20 scholarship players and eight walk-ons Wednesday.

Bret Bielema's class includes nine scholarship players from within the state. All eight walk-ons hail from Wisconsin.

There are 11 offensive players and nine defensive players.

Here's the position breakdown:

DL: 2
TE: 4
OL: 2
DB: 3
LB: 4
RB: 1
WR: 4

Some notes:
  • Wisconsin is truly a haven for tight ends. I don't have time to review every FBS recruiting class, but I'd be stunned if there's another that includes four tight ends.
  • Linebacker Derek Watt is the younger brother of former Badgers star defensive end J.J. Watt. The younger Watt originally committed to Northwestern before making the switch.
  • The Badgers' recruiting might not be done yet as they're holding two open scholarships for 2011, one that presumably would go to quarterback Jacoby Brissett if he picks UW.

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