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National Signing Day 2014: Badgers Receive Much-Needed WR Help


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With the departure of graduating wide receiver Jared Abbrederris, the Wisconsin Badgers were in desperate need of talented receivers to fill the void.

Five players have signed letter’s of intent on National Signing Day to play in Madison next season. Those five are George Rushing, Dareian Watkins, Krenwick Sanders, Natrell Jamerson and Chris Jones.

Rushing is the sleeper receiver in this group, picking the Badgers over the Louisville Cardinals. Many consider Rushing an underrated receiver and believe Wisconsin got a steal here.

Watkins is probably the best receiver in the group for the Badgers. The four-star athlete chose the Badgers over the Northwestern Wildcats. 247Sports has Watkins as the 12th ranked player in the state of Ohio and 23rd best athlete in this class.

Sanders is a three-star recruit, 63rd ranked wide receiver and 33rd ranked player in Georgia, a state that the Badgers have and will continue to pursue in the future. Sanders picked the Badgers over home state Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators.

Jamerson is also a three-star receiver and also comes out of talent-rich Florida. With Old Dominion in the mix, Jamerson committed to Wisconsin in November and never looked back.

Jones was the last of these five to sign as weather caused a delay in his NLI being faxed. The three-star receiver joins fellow DeMatha teammate Taiwan Deal in Madison. Jones is ranked 17th in Maryland and 82nd overall in the receiving rankings. Another player that will most likely make an instant impact for Wisconsin.

Wide receivers Chris Beatty did a wonderful job in recruiting these five players as all will be an asset for this Wisconsin Badgers team. This should give whoever is behind center for the Badgers some more options and weapons in the 2014 season.

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