Considering the circumstances, a lot of credit has to go to Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen and his staff for the recruiting class they were able to put together (and sustain) in such a short period of time.
A few recruits were lost along the way, but for the most part, Andersen did an excellent job convincing those who committed during Bret Bielema's tenure to sign. Not only that, but he added a few highly regarded junior college players in the 11th hour to strengthen the class.
Per the usual, the Badgers didn't draw much attention to themselves in comparison to other well known FBS schools, and Wisconsin was deemed to have the No. 33 recruiting class by ESPN.
But for now, we'll concentrate on the freshmen of the 2013 class. Who are three first-year players who the Badgers can build around as their college careers progress in Madison?