Some schools like USC, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma seemingly get all the blue-chip recruits. While that's a slight exaggeration, it's not all that far from the truth.
So where do all the other teams find their players? Most take the second and third tier recruits and hope to catch lightning in a bottle. While Wisconsin does the same, they also have one of the premier walk-on programs in the country.
Over the past 20 years, a number of those players not deemed "good enough" to receive a scholarship have gone through the Badgers' program as walk-ons and emerged on the other side as NFL players. Actually many of the walk-ons at Wisconsin have turned down scholarship offers from smaller programs to become "preferred" walk-ons at UW.
Take a look at this list and see if there any names or faces you recognize.