The Wisconsin football Badgers signed a total of 16 players to letters of intent on National signing day Wednesday in Madison. Second-year coach Bret Bielema has commitments from four defensive backs, three wide receivers, three defensive backs, three wide receivers, three defensive lineman, two running backs, two linebackers, a quarterback and an offensive lineman.
Within that mix of players are five of the top six players in the state of Wisconsin as determined by Rivals.com. It includes the #1 tackle in the entire country, 6'7, 315 offensive tackle Josh Oglesby from St. Francis and the No. 10 ranked running back in the country in John Clay from Racine Park.
Scout.com only rates the Badgers' recruiting class as the sixth best in the Big Ten and 40th nationally. Rivals.com has the class at 6th in the Big Ten and 33rd nationally.
The Badgers landed players in some of the country's high school football hotbeds. They got three players from Florida, two from Ohio and one from Texas.
Bret Bielema said he expects to announce one more scholarship signing soon.