The Wisconsin Football program is now up to 13 commitments for their 2023 class, following a hot couple of months on the recruiting trail.
The members of this recruiting class include Jace Arnold (CB), Jaquez Keyes (RB), James Durand (IOL), Nate White (RB), Christopher Terek (IOL), Tyler Jansey (LB), Roderick Pierce (IDL), Jordan Mayer (Edge), Collin Dixon (WR), Justin Taylor (ATH), Trech Kekahuna (WR), Jamel Howard (IDL), and AJ Tisdell (CB).
Where does the 2023 Wisconsin Football class rank among the rest of college football?
Overall, this class for the Badgers currently ranks 47th in the nation, according to 247Sports, and 13th in the Big Ten at this point–although that can all change quickly with another strong commitment or two.
For some context, only Michigan, Michigan State, and Indiana have fewer commitments at this stage than Wisconsin, which does factor into these rankings.
Wisconsin is also yet to land a four or five-star recruit by 247Sports rankings. For reference, Ohio State, who is among the best in the nation, has two five-star commitments and 14 four-star commitments. In the middle of the Big Ten rankings is Nebraska, with three four-star commitments, along with Minnesota and Purdue, with one each.
Wisconsin is coming off of some of its strongest recruiting classes in program history, including ranking 27th in the country in 2020 and jumping all the way up to 16th with their 2021 class.
It’s still too early to determine the impact of losing both Saeed Khalif and Jensen Gebhart from the recruiting department last summer with both heading to Michigan State, but their departures certainly did provide a shake-up, and for what it’s worth, the 2022 class and the current 2023 just haven’t been as strong from a rating standpoint.
Now, with that said, the Wisconsin Football team is among the best in the nation at developing players. There are numerous examples of three-star prospects, or even walk-ons, who not only become key contributors for the Badgers but make their way to the NFL.
More commitments for this 2023 class will still be coming in over the next several months. The 2022 class included 15 players, the 2021 class 19, and the 2020 class 20.
The Badgers still have several offers out there to four and five-star prospects who are yet to commit to a program, including cornerback Braeden Marshall, who has Wisconsin as one of his top-5 schools.