Andersen announces first recruiting class
17 scholarship players coming to Wisconsin
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen's first recruiting class is highlighted by a pair of defensive ends from suburban Milwaukee.
Alec James of Brookfield East and Chikwe Obasih from Brookfield Central are among six players from Wisconsin who signed national letters of intent with the Badgers on Wednesday, about two months after coach Bret Bielema left for Arkansas.
Andersen and his staff were able to retain most of the prospects who initially committed before Bielema's departure.
Another standout in the group is Corey Clement, who could be the next great Badgers running back from south New Jersey.
Clement played at Glassboro High School, not far from where former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne grew up. Clement will help fill the void created by the departure of Montee Ball.
Here is a list of the Class of 2013 Wisconsin Football Recruits
Status Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School/Last School)
Scholarship Hayden Biegel OL 6-5 245 Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Lincoln)
Scholarship Keelon Brookins DB 5-11 185 St. Paul, Minn. (Tartan)
Scholarship Corey Clement RB 5-11 210 Glassboro, N.J. (Glassboro)
Scholarship Garret Dooley LB 6-2 215 Rochester, Ill. (Rochester)
Scholarship Matt Hubley DB 6-2 205 Waukesha, Wis. (Catholic Memorial)
Scholarship Leon Jacobs LB 6-4 220 Santa Clarita, Calif. (Golden Valley)
Scholarship Alec James DL 6-4 220 Brookfield, Wis. (East)
Scholarship Jackson Keeler OL 6-7 290 Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)
Scholarship Tanner McEvoy QB 6-6 215 Hillsdale, N.J. (Bergen Cath./AZ West. Coll.)
Scholarship Matt Miller OL 6-5 265 Maumee, Ohio (St. Johns Jesuit)
Scholarship Chikwe Obasih DL 6-2 235 Brookfield, Wis. (Central)
Scholarship Jazz Peavy WR 6-0 170 Kenosha, Wis. (Tremper)
Scholarship Sojourn Shelton DB 5-9 175 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Plantation)
Scholarship Donnell Vercher DB 6-2 200 Clovis, Calif. (Clovis/Fresno City College)
Scholarship Jakkarie Washington DB 5-10 170 Everett, Mass. (Everett)
Scholarship T.J. Watt TE 6-4 215 Pewaukee, Wis. (Pewaukee)
Scholarship Robert Wheelwright WR 6-1 179 Columbus, Ohio (Walnut Ridge)
Walk-On Jack Cichy LB 6-3 195 Somerset, Wis. (Hill Murray)
Walk-On D.J. Spurling ATH 5-11 215 Slinger, Wis. (Slinger)
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