Head to Wisconsin for DEs

Originally Published: September 20, 2012
By Jared Shanker | RecruitingNation
Wisconsin is not regarded as one of the premier states in terms of churning out top BCS talent, but don't sleep on the Badger State.

It's not surprising most of the top in-state talents in the 2013 class are linemen, particularly defensive ends. In fact, the state's top three prospects are defensive ends, including the lone four-star prospect -- Wisconsin commit Alec James (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East). The state's No. 2 prospect and James' teammate, Chikwe Obasih, is also going to be a Badger. Nebraska has secured the state's No. 3 prospect in A.J. Natter (Milton, Wis./Milton).

Of the state's top 13 players, only two are at skill positions and, looking to the future, Wisconsin's 2014 class is already strong along the lines.

Jared Shanker

Florida State/ACC reporter