MADISON, WI (WSAU) Wisconsin’s new football coach, Gary Andersen, appears to be hanging onto most of the players who committed to former coach Bret Bielema. Only one player from the Class-of-2013 has officially dropped his commitment.
Junior college defensive back Tiquention Coleman decided to follow Bielema to Arkansas. Athletic director Barry Alvarez said last night that he thought the commitments were quote, “very solid” for the most part.
Alvarez said over a dozen recruits went to his home during the Badgers’ official “recruiting weekend” in early December. It was just a few days after Bielema had left. And Alvarez said he knew that as soon as a new coach could be hired, the team would be okay.
The Badger football team has 17 known recruits committed for next season.