Times used to be tough for Wisconsin football and its supporters. As in a 30-year Rose Bowl appearance drought from 1963 to 1993, a stretch in which the Badgers only reached three bowl games.
Now back-to-back-to-back Rose Bowl defeats don’t sound all that bad, do they?
Needless to say, with Wisconsin failing to become relevant until the early '90s, it took a while for the Badgers to bring in some top recruits to help turn the program around. The college football recruiting scene has also picked up steam over the past decade, and when we take a look at the best players Wisconsin has ever recruited, we'll almost solely base it off hype and ratings.
Wisconsin has had some awful luck when it comes to its top recruits, whether it be poor performance, injuries derailing their careers or off-the-field trouble. Perhaps some of these instances will surface on this list.
Some picks will feature familiar names, but others won't exactly jump off the page at you. Feel free to chime in and offer your opinion in the comments section after mulling over the all-time best recruits at each position for the Badgers.