October 21, 2014

Anderson excited about his first recruiting class (AUDIO)

 

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson

Wisconsin football coach Gary Anderson unveiled his first recruiting class at the University of Wisconsin.  Anderson’s 2013 class consists of 17 scholarship players and two walk-ons.

Among the group of new players is 6’6, 215 lb junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy, adding to Wisconsin’s total of 5 current scholarship quarterbacks going into next season.

AUDIO: Anderson said he wanted to add a QB to boost overall competition :13

McEvoy brings a strong running element to the position.  He left South Carolina and spent a year at Arizona Western College and has three years of eligibility remaining.  McEvoy might have what Anderson is looking for at the position offensively, but he won’t be handed the starting job.

AUDIO: Anderson said McEvoy won’t just be handed the starters job :17

Anderson said he won’t make junior college players a priority in the future, but he thinks going that route from time to time isn’t such a bad idea.

AUDIO: Anderson said they won’t totally rely on JUCO players :20

Wisconsin’s 2013 class ranks 37th nationally and 4th in the Big Ten by Scout.  Rivals ranks Wisconsin’s class 56th nationally and 11th in the Big Ten.  Anderson said so what.

AUDIO: Anderson doesn’t look into recruit ratings :18

The 17 scholarship class includes 8 players from Wisconsin.  That list follows:

Hayden Biegel   OL   6’5   245   Wisconsin Rapids
Matt Hubley    DB    6’2   205    Waukesha
Alec James     DL    6’4    220     Brookfield
Chikwe Obasih   DL   6’2   235   Brookfield
Jazz Peavy    WR    6’0    170      Kenosha
T.J. Watt      TE     6’4    215        Pewaukee
Jack Cichy    LB    6’3    195        Somerset
D.J. Spurling   ATH   5’11   215   Slinger