WHEN YOU LOSE A LOT OF SENIORS, YOU GAIN A LOT
OF FRESHMEN AND THAT'S WHY THE BADGER FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS INCLUDING
SCHOLARSHIP AND WALK ONS WILL PROBABLY END UP AT 30 NEW RECRUITS.
IF YOU BELIEVE THOSE RATING SERVICES, THE BADGERS ARE THOUGHT TO BE
AROUND 30TH IN THE NATION WITH THIS CLASS AND ABOUT FOURTH-ISH IN
THE BIG TEN, BUT IT'LL TAKE A COUPLE OF YEARS TO KNOW FOR SURE.
AND WITH 30 GUYS YOU CAN FILL A LOT
OF POSITIONAL NEEDS AND IT LOOKS LIKE WISCONSIN DID THAT.
THEY NEEDED TO BOOST THE NUMBERS ON THE
OFFENSIVE LINE, IN THE DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD, AT WIDE
RECEIVER AND ON THE DEFENSIVE LINE AND AT RUNNING BACK.
OF THE NINE PLAYERS FROM WISCONSIN SIGNING TODAY, TWO
ARE FROM ARROWHEAD HIGH SCHOOL IN HARTLAND, NEAR MILWAUKEE.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN GEORGE PANOS, WHO'S THE SON
OF FORMER BADGER JOE PANOS, AND DEFENSIVE
LINEMAN BILLY HIRSCHFELD SIGNED WITH WISCONSIN EARLY THIS MORNING.
THE PANOS'S ARE HAPPY TO
KEEP THE FAMILY'S BADGER TRADITION ALIVE.
george: its awesome, I have been committed for about two years and it feels great to finally get it over with and officially be a badger and carry on the legacy
and try to carry on the tradition that our family has there and I am going to do it to the best of my abilitites he gets to be a part
of what we did way back when its awesome and I told my son from day one dont follow my footsteps create your own and follow the path that I made
SO WHAT ARE WE TO MAKE OF
THIS YEAR'S TWENTY FOURTEEN BADGER RECRUTING CLASS.
OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE A LOT OF GUYS AND MORE THAN A FEW
OF THEM WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ON THE FIELD NEXT FALL.
BUT IS IT A TOP 30 CLASS, A
TOP 50 CLASS??? ALL DEPENDS WHO YOU ASK.
AS FOR HEAD COACH GARY ANDERSEN-- HE'S NOT GOING TO
WORRY ABOUT THOSE DRAFT EXPERTS BLOGGING OR TWEETING ONE BIT.
Gary Andersen: This is not 100 percent factual but I got it from social media so I have to assume its factual right?? That's the rules, k? so 46 of the young men that played in the
Super Bowl when they came out of high school were two stars or less so that should give you an idea so that gives you an idea of how we should put the stock in the rankings
but as coaches we cant put stock in that we have to evaulate them our way and they will evaulate them their way you cant build your football team or our football team on what other people are saying
THE BADGERS ARE LOSING AN
IMPORTANT MEMBER OF THEIR COACHING STAFF.
RUNNING BACKS COACH THOMAS HAMMOCK IS GOING TO BE
THE RUNNING BACKS COACH WITH THE N.F.L.'S BALTIMORE RAVENS.
HAMMOCK WAS WISCONSIN'S RECRUITING COORDINATOR AND OF COURSE
COACHED MONTEE BALL, MELVIN GORDON AND JAMES WHITE.