No matter what Dwyer High School quarterback Jacoby Brissett decides today, I'll be pretty happy. If he comes to Wisconsin, then the Badgers will have gained a good, young quarterback. If he goes anywhere else, I'll just be happy that the soap opera is over. Anyway, enough of my blabbering- on to the links!
As I mentioned earlier, Brissett will announce his decision today at his high school's basketball game. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST, and he is supposed to announce at halftime so we'll know either way by mid-evening. (Update: Brissett will now reportedly announce his decision BEFORE the game.) While speculation persists that Brissett prefers the Badgers, but also wants to stay close to home, Dave Heller of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says that a new leader might have emerged: Florida.
If Brissett decides that he will join the Gators, it will be a huge coup for Will Mushchamp and his staff. The Gators already brought in a highly regarded quarterback prospect in Jeff Driskel, but I'm sure that they wouldn't say no to another good quarterback prospect.
More Badger Bits after the jump!
You can get profiles of all 28 new Badgers, as well as highlight videos for the scholarship players, by going to UWBadgers.com.
Jeff Potrykus writes that Kenosha-Bradford's Melvin Gordon is a good catch for the Badgers.
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com gives the Badgers his grade for their 2011 recruiting class. While I agree that a little more could have been expected after the Badgers won a Big Ten title, I still think that coaching matters much more than the number of stars next to a player's name.
Adam Mertz takes a look back at the Badgers' 2006 recruiting class. Just saying- if you look all the way down at the bottom of this list, you'll find a few good players. Again, coaching is more important than a scout's grade.
Bret Bielema officially unveiled his 2011 recruiting class, but is still hoping for more, according to Andy Baggot of Madison.com.
The UW-Indiana men's basketball game on March 3 is officially set for and 8 p.m. tip-off, according to Potrykus.
Finally, be sure to check out the latest issue of Varsity, the athletic department's official newsletter.
Have a great weekend everybody!