MADISON, WI (WKOW) - Gary Andersen presented his first recruiting class as the University of Wisconsin's new head football coach today. 17 scholarship players signed their national letter of intent to play for Wisconsin, including six from the Badger state. One of those guys is Alec James, a highly touted defensive end out of Brookfield East. ESPN had James rated as the state's number one player. Running back Corey Clement is also one of the prized players in the class. He's a 210-pounder from New Jersey.
Coach Andersen and his staff didn't have a whole lot of time to lock down this group, but the coach is happy with the result. "i think all the coaches did a tremendous job, it was a team effort. The areas are scattered, it's very unconventional recruiting, when you take over a job in the time frame that we did to solidify a class. I'm proud of the staff and proud of the young men for helping us with the recruitng process."
Here's the entire list of new UW recruits:
SIGNING DAY 2013
Status Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School/Last School)
Scholarship Hayden Biegel OL 6-5 245 Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Wisconsin Rapids)
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 Catholic/Arizona Western College)
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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