I know you are probably thinking, "Isn't Wisconsin's backfield loaded already?" And you're right.
The Badgers return James White, the guy with the second most career yards in FBS football behind USC's Silas Redd, and the guy who took all of nine carries to gain over 200 yards in the Big Ten Championship game in Melvin Gordon.
Those are some impressive feats, so it would stand to reason that an incoming freshman may not see much of the field. However, new head coach Gary Andersen made it abundantly clear this offseason that Wisconsin needed to find a reliable third back in the rotation.
As spring played out, those around the program were expecting both senior Jeff Lewis and redshirt freshman Vonte Jackson to be in the mix. However, needs at safety pushed Jeff Lewis out of the rotation and a third knee injury sidelined Jackson for the season yet again.
Enter, true freshman Corey Cement, a 4-star prospect out of New Jersey. He became one of the first players in camp to "earn his motion W" this fall and by all accounts has solidified a spot in the rotation at running back.
Wisconsin may have the deepest and most talented group of backs in the conference, maybe even the country, and Clement's gifts have only helped to add to that thought. Expect him to get some decent carries spelling White and Gordon, and expect his name to be near household status by season's end.
He's likely the next star running back at Wisconsin.