When a high school athlete verbally commits to a school, that generally means said athlete will be attending said school. But it's not until National Signing Day when you can be sure, which is a day Wisconsin football and over 100 FBS institutions are anxiously awaiting.
A perfect example is 4-star defensive tackle Craig Evans, who verbally committed to Wisconsin before the departure of head coach Bret Bielema (via 247sports). After reevaluating his options, Evans decided he would remain in-state to play for the Badgers and Gary Andersen.
On Feb. 5, we'll know for sure that the players verbally committed to play for the Badgers in 2014 and beyond will be attending Madison, and we could also add a couple of new names to that list. Currently, Wisconsin stands at 25 commitments for the class of 2014, so there isn't much work—if any—left to be done.
Even if the Badgers recruiting class happens to be set, Andersen and his staff will still be going hard after these three players, and several others, until National Signing Day arrives.