Wisconsin Badgers National Signing Day 2015 Round-Up


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The Wisconsin Badgers have big holes to fill next season as they move on from several talented players and look to improve areas of weakness from a year ago.

Gone is Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon, gone are offensive line stalwarts Rob Havenstein and Kyle Costigan, graduated are linebackers Marcus Trotter and Derek Landisch, farewell to tight end Sam Arenson, and catch ya later wide receiver Kenzel Doe, among many more players moving on.

And the Badgers aren’t just looking to replace holes in the roster, as an upgrade is a must at the quarterback position.

Stay tuned to Badger of Honor for updates on all Wisconsin’s signees as National Signing Day 2015 unfolds.

National Signing Day 2015 Eve Update

As of Tuesday, Feb. 3, Wisconsin has eight enrolled players in the class of 2015, including a junior college transfer and two walk-ons.

A pair of quarterbacks – Austin Kafentzis and Alex Hornibrook – highlight the early enrollees, with lineman Jon Dietzen and tight end Kyle Penniston important recruits, as well. The Badgers already have two linebackers enrolled – Nick Thomas and walk-on Ty DeForest – and have junior college running back Serge Trezy on campus as a defensive back. Rounding out the early enrollees is walk-on wide receiver Noah Stengel.

Update: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 4

The Badgers received letters of intent from defensive tackle Kraig Howe, wide receiver Andrew James, and linebacker Chris Orr early Wednesday morning.

Update: 8 a.m. Feb. 4

Three more Badgers have signed letters of intent: defensive end David Pfaff, offensive lineman David Moorman, and Tight End David Edwards.

The Badgers also add Stevens Point, Wis., athlete Andrew Ruzek as a preferred walk-on, but lose linebacker Jordan Griffin to Vanderbilt.

Update: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 4

Another three Badgers are on board with letters of intent signed. They are quarterback Alec Ingold (who will play inside linebacker), fullback Jake Whalen, and outside linebacker Zack Baun.

Five commits remained unsigned.

Update: 9 a.m. Feb. 4

The Badgers signed cornerback recruit Titus Booker. Seeing reports that Jordan Stevenson has signed, but nothing on that yet from UW.

Update: 9:20 a.m. Feb. 4

The Badgers add a huge signee in running back Jordan Stevenson.

Three commits remain unsigned, Kevin Estes, Olive Sagapolu, and Bradrick Shaw.

Update: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4

Nose guard Olive Sagapolu has signed his letter of intent with the Badgers. Running Back Bradrick Shaw is signed, as well.

Kevin Estes remains the lone unsigned Wisconsin commit.

Update: 11:40 a.m. Feb. 4

Wisconsin’s last remaining commit, offensive lineman Kevin Estes, has signed his letter of intent.

The Badgers are in four-star linebacker/safety Arrington Farrar‘s top three – along with Notre Dame and North Carolina – and he will make his decision this afternoon.

Update: 3:35 p.m. Feb. 4

Arrington Farrar, a four-star safety/linebacker, chooses Wisconsin over Notre Dame.


For an in-depth look at Wisconsin’s early enrollees, commits, walk-ons and de-commits, follow the links below.


Jon Dietzen, OT

Kyle Penniston, TE

Austin Kafentzis, QB-DUAL

Alex Hornibrook, QB-PRO

Nick Thomas, ILB

Serge Trezy, DB (JUCO)


Kraig Howe, DT

Andrew James, WR

Chris Orr, ILB

David Moorman, OL

David Edwards, TE

David Pfaff, DE

Zach Baun, ATH

Jake Whalen, ILB

Alec Ingold, QB-DUAL

Titus Booker, CB

Jordan Stevenson, RB

Olive Sagapolu, DT

Bradrick Shaw, RB

Kevin Estes, OT

Arrington Farrar, S/LB


Ty DeForest, LB (Enrolled)

Noah Stengel, WR (Enrolled)

Connor Allen, P

Andrew Ruzek, ATH


Takadre Williams, CB

X’Avien Ausborne, CB

T.J. Griffin, CB

Dominic Sheppard, ILB

Elu Aydon, DT

Sam Madden, OL

Jordan Griffin, ILB

Here’s the up-to-date listing from 247 Sports, with ratings and rankings for all of Wisconsin’s recruits.