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UW Football Team announces new recruiting class

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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:

                                                        WISCONSIN FOOTBALL

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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