With National Signing Day around the corner, message boards and forums are meticulously comparing notes on their prospective crop of high school seniors and junior college transfers.
It is naturally a day to ponder what the future will bring, whether stars will be born or busts will be exposed. But every year brings its own unique set of needs for every team. Rosters busting with tight ends look to bring in defensive backs, while quarterback-less teams forsake can't-miss defensive ends for stud signal-callers.
The 2012 Wisconsin Badgers have strengths and weaknesses just like their BCS brethren and use recruiting cycles much like the NFL uses the draft.
While some in the Dairy State bemoan the loss of so many stalwart players, Wisconsin can look on its future with a smile for a few key positions.