With the high school calendar approaching its end in most cases and the recent arrival of a certain high-profile junior college recruit, Wisconsin football is about to have an influx of new faces in the coming weeks.
The Badgers lost eight starters from 2012 due to graduation, leaving early for the NFL draft or injury, but the switch to a 3-4 defense will likely result in seven openings. It certainly leaves some opportunities for incoming freshmen and junior college commits to compete for a starting job this summer.
In the spring game, we had the privilege of seeing linebacker Vince Biegel, safety Reggie Mitchell and center Dan Voltz on the Camp Randall gridiron for the first time. But since all three are redshirt freshmen, none are technically newcomers, although they should be in the mix for starting jobs this fall.
Speaking of the spring game, we also saw one early enrolled freshman have an impact, so continue on to see if he cracks the list of three newcomers who should see plenty of playing time with Wisconsin in 2013.