Nov 30, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen surveys the field during the game with Penn State at Camp Randall Stadium. Penn State defeated Wisconsin 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day 2014: Grade and Analysis for Wisconsin

Gary Andersen had a successful first season as the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, at one point having many believe that they were the hottest team in the game.

But now, it’s time to see how well Andersen can sustain the success for this program with his efforts on the recruiting trail, and that came to a head on Wednesday during National Signing Day.

According to Rivals, the Badgers and Andersen finished 33rd in the nation with their class, which may actually have the pieces in it to get the job done with what they do.

Here’s a look at the entire class with a grade at the end of it:


Signed Letter of Intent
Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank
Beau Benzschawel TE 6-6/252 NR
Taiwan Deal RB 6-2/225 26
Michael Deiter OL 6-5/295 NR
D’Cota Dixon DB 5-11/179 NR
TJ Edwards LB 6-2/215 NR
Lubern Figaro ATH 6-0/175 NR
Rafael Gaglianone K 6-1/225 NR
Jaden Gault OL 6-6/281 28
D.J. Gillins QB 6-3/185 10
Billy Hirschfeld DE 6-6/269 24
Austin Hudson DB 6-2/188 NR
Natrell Jamerson WR 6-0/175 NR
Chris Jones WR 6-2/185 66
Micah Kapoi OL 6-4/298 NR
Caleb Kinlaw RB 5-9/184 NR
Jacob Maxwell OL 6-7/280 NR
George Panos OL 6-5/308 NR
Jeremy Patterson DT 6-3/315 42
George Rushing WR 6-0/180 NR
Krenwick Sanders WR 6-2/190 62
Conor Sheehy DE 6-4/270 26
Derrick Tindal DB 5-11/175 NR
Ula Tolutau ATH 6-1/230 NR
Serge Trezy ATH 6-2/217 NR
Dareian Watkins ATH 6-2/192 10


Grade: C-

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