Wisconsin is the first Big Ten team to officially announce its 2010 recruiting class, which includes 24 scholarship players and seven preferred walk-ons.
The Badgers capitalized on an unusually strong year for in-state recruits, landing seven players from Wisconsin, including defensive back Michael Trotter and defensive tackle Bryce Gilbert. Head coach Bret Bielema and his staff addressed all three areas of the defense, particularly the secondary, and beefed up at both offensive line and tight end. Wisconsin has had a lot of production from its last two recruiting classes, and will look for more from this latest crop.
Though there are no major surprises among the scholarship players, preferred walk-on Riki Kodanko will attract some attention. At 6-foot-9, the offensive tackle from Green Bay is the tallest player in team history, an inch taller than Joe Thomas and several others.