Over the past week, the Badgers secured one of coach Gary Andersen's sons and an athletic safety from Florida.
Chasen Andersen, an inside linebacker and son of UW's new head coach, originally committed to BYU back in January. It appears he would've liked to have followed his dad and join Wisconsin from the start, but limited scholarships prevented coach Andersen from offering. In the end, Chasen Andersen decided to make the move to Madison, where he will grayshirt -- essentially, delay his enrollment date -- and join the team in January.
The latest additions don't help the Badgers' ranking, as they slip to the 39th-ranked recruiting class (sixth-best in the Big Ten), according to 247Sports.
Staying alive in the top five
Wisconsin remains in three-star safety DaeJuan Funderburk's top five, along with Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia and Temple (seriously, Temple?!). Funderburk, a Washington D.C. native, loves the recent winning tradition at UW. He spoke with Badger247 about potentially selecting Wisconsin as a destination:
"It's 50-50," Funderburk said. "It's going to be hard choosing them, but at the same time it isn't, because I'd like to be apart of that program--a winning program. They go to the Rose Bowl almost every year. I would love to be apart of that."
Additionally, the Badgers made the cut for another three-star safety in Christian Byrum. The Virginia Beach athlete technically narrowed his list to six: Wisconsin, Boston College, Duke, North Carolina State, Old Dominion and Syracuse.
|COMMITS (class of 2014 unless otherwise noted)|
|June 27||NR||S||Austin Hudson||Tampa, Fla.||6-2||190|
|June 26||(Grayshirt)||ILB||Chasen Andersen||Logan, Utah||6-0||220|
|OFFERS (class of 2014 unless otherwise noted)|
|June 27||QB-DUAL/ATH||Greg Stroman||Manassas, Va.||5-11||160|
|June 26||S||Marquese Dudley-Gordon||Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||6-1||190|
|June 26||NR (2015)||OT||Jon Dietzen||Seymour, Wis.||6-5||305|
|June 25||NR||S||Austin Hudson||Tampa, Fla.||6-2||190|
|June 25||(2015)||TE||Tyrone Wheatley, Jr.||Manlius, N.Y.||6-6||235|
|UNOFFICIAL VISIT (class of 2014)|
|June 27||(2015)||DE/TE||Hale Hentges||Jefferson City, Mo.||6-4||210|