National Signing day is a week and a half away and for avid college football fans, Wednesday, Feb. 5 cannot come soon enough. The excitement of seeing where the nation’s top prospects will choose to play and which players will be wearing your team’s colors next season is a burgeoning tradition. Badgers recruiting is as exciting to follow as any team out there.
Conference and national championships are first competed for on the recruiting trail. Make no mistake, the games are played on the field, but who is playing in those games is paramount to their outcome.
Today, Wisconsin had a great day recruiting, at a position that had become head coach Gary Andersen’s “White Whale” of sorts.
The position? Cornerback.
But stress no more Badgers fans, not only did Andersen finally secure a quality cornerback for the 2014 class today; he secured two.
Three-star recruits Cornelius Sturghill and Derrick Tindal have both committed to the university of Wisconsin. Both players have prototypical size for high school senior cornerbacks and both will bulk up a bit before they are called upon to join, soon-to-be sophomore, Sojourn Shelton and the rest of Wisconsin’s defensive backfield.
Strughill, from Memphis, TN, had offers from UCLA, Purdue, Mississippi among others but chose to spend his saturdays with Bucky.
Tindal, from Lauderdale Lakes, FL, was a more coveted prospect and had offers on the table from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pittsburgh and TCU to name a few but he also chose to wear the “Motion W” above all other suitors; including Indiana who he was at one time committed to.
These two players bolster a 2014 recruiting class that was already ranked in the top 20 of most national recruiting rankings.
Andersen, and his staff, have already proved to be a group that can impressively recruit but this might be the best news of the month on the recruiting front.
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come on National Signing Day.
Who else is dreaming of a top 10 class for 2014?