Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Signed and sealed: Wisconsin Badgers
By Adam Rittenberg
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:
- 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.