Wisconsin Losing Key Recruits

M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal

When the University of Wisconsin football team landed an oral commitment from highly regarded offensive tackle Kyle Dodson back in June, the recruiting world was buzzing about the school’s hot start.

UW had five commitments at the time and all were given four stars by one of the two major recruiting websites, Scout or Rivals.

“When we were talking about Wisconsin recruiting (last summer), we were talking about how much potential this class had, how outstanding it looked and how great they were doing,” said Josh Helmholdt, the Midwest analyst for Rivals.

“Right now, I think (UW) coach (Bret) Bielema just wants to get to Feb. 2.”

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