With the college football season in the rearview mirror, Wisconsin has averted its full attention to recruiting and bolstering what has been the best recruiting class in several years.
As of right now, the Badgers possess the No. 31 recruiting class, according to 247Sports, and while it may not seem all that special, Wisconsin hasn't reached this level since it conjured up the 24th-best class in 2007. That's a testament to Gary Andersen's staff and its ability to recruit, as well as Andersen himself, who just completed his first season at the helm in Madison.
The recruiting process hasn't been without its ups and downs. Wisconsin has now lost two players who had verbally committed and nearly lost a third. But there are multiple commits who have a great chance to contribute right away.
Andersen no longer has to worry about four early enrollees—Jaden Gault, D.J. Gillins, Michael Deiter and Austin Hudson—but the waiting game remains for Wisconsin's other 20 verbal commits. There is also more work to be done on the recruiting front.
Here is Wisconsin's 2014 national signing day wish list.