Regardless of what your favorite resource is for keeping tabs on recruiting, the Wisconsin Badgers didn't rack up any 5-star commits, or many 4-star recruits for that matter. Perhaps that's due to the departure of Bret Bielema, but all things considered, things could have been a lot worse.
The last thing a school as recognized as Wisconsin that was gearing up for its third consecutive Rose Bowl appearance was expecting was its coach to leave on his own accord, so to go out and find a coach of Gary Andersen's caliber less than two months away from national signing day was excellent work by athletic director Barry Alvarez.
Andersen rewarded Alvarez by clinging on to most of Bielema's recruits—although he did lose Tyler Foreman and Marcus Ball. Still, he managed to add a few surprises along the way.
There is some vastly underrated talent in the 2013 class, and while they obviously have room for growth, these three recruits will surprise people down the road in Wisconsin and across the country.