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Signing Day 2012
  Signing Day Live
Replay the 90-minute live special hosted by Mike Lucas of UWBadgers.com.

• Guest 1: Bret Bielema
• Guest 2: Charlie Partridge
• Guest 3: Chris Borland
• Guest 4: Matt Canada
• Guest 5: Mike Markuson
• Guest 6: Zach Azzanni
• Guest 7: Mike Markuson
• Guest 8: Andy Buh
• Guest 9: Ben Strickland
• Guest 10: Matt Lepay

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Varsity Magazine - Signing Day Edition
Varsity Magazine - Feb. 2, 2012Lucas: Betlach does it all behind the scenes

New crew: How enrolling early pays off late

Exclusive video interviews with early enrollees

Profiles and video on all 19 signees

Signing Day Coverage
• Bielema Press Conference Small Video Graphic

Press Conference Transcript

Signing Day Live Blog - Replay

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 Status  Name Video Position Height Weight  Hometown (High School)
 Scholarship Vince Biegel Small Video Graphic LB 6-3 225 Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Lincoln)
 Scholarship Hugs Etienne Small Video Graphic CB 5-11 170 Plantation, Fla. (South Plantation)
 Scholarship Arthur Goldberg Small Video Graphic DT 6-3 270 Mount Lebanon, Pa. (Mount Lebanon)
 Scholarship Bart Houston Small Video Graphic QB 6-4 215 Dublin, Calif. (De La Salle)
 Scholarship Vonte Jackson Small Video Graphic RB 6-0 190 Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford)
 Scholarship Reggie Love Small Video Graphic WR 6-3 200 Boynton Beach, Fla. (Spanish River)
 Scholarship Jake Meador Small Video Graphic OL 6-6 320 Greenwood, Ind. (Whiteland)
 Scholarship Reggie Mitchell Small Video Graphic CB 6-0 178 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side Academy)
 Scholarship Leo Musso Small Video Graphic ATH 5-8 189 Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
 Scholarship D.J. Singleton Small Video Graphic S 6-2 195 Union, N.J. (St. Peter's Prep)
 Scholarship Dan Voltz Small Video Graphic OL 6-4 295 Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)
 Scholarship Walker Williams Small Video Graphic OL 6-7 320 Tacoma, Wash. (Baptist)
 Walk-On Trent Denlinger DE 6-6 266 Cuba City, Wis. (Cuba City)
 Walk-On Alex Erickson WR 6-1 200 Argyle, Wis. (Darlington)
 Walk-On Matt Prell TE 6-5 200 Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford)
 Walk-On Jake Rademacher LB 6-2 220 Wales, Wis. (Kettle Morraine)
 Walk-On Jack Russell K 6-0 160 Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)
 Walk-On Logan Schmidt DE 6-5 250 Gotham, Wis. (Richland Center)
 Walk-On Alex Walker TE 6-5 220 Glendale, Wis. (Nicolet)

 Vince Biegel
 LB  |  6-3  |  225  |  Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Lincoln)

• Four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout
• No. 73 player nationally by Rivals
• Ranked as the No. 3 outside linebacker by Rivals, No. 15 by ESPN and No. 23 by Scout
• Top-ranked player in Wisconsin by ESPN and Rivals
• Finished career with 425 tackles, 27 sacks, 10 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns
• Named U.S. Army, USA Today and Parade All-American
• Gatorade Wisconsin Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year
• Posted 172 tackles, 21 sacks, three interceptions, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns as a senior

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
• Biegel's Road To Wisconsin
• Hardworking Badgers recruit Biegel won't ease up
Badgers get commitment from Rapids linebacker
Biegel ready to learn from Badgers linebackers

 Hugs Etienne
 CB  |  5-11  |  170  |  Plantation, Fla. (South)

• Three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals, two-star recruit by Scout
• No. 31 cornerback in the nation by ESPN, No. 42 by Rivals
• Recorded 88 tackles, six interceptions and seven forced fumbles in career
• Senior season featured 20 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles
• As a junior, made 38 tackles with three interceptions and three forced fumbles
• Posted 30 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles as a sophomore
• Team captain as a senior
• Honor roll student

• Complete Bio

In The Headlines
Varsity preview: Early enrollees get jump on becoming Badgers
• South Plantation 2012 CB Etienne commits to Badgers

 Arthur Goldberg
 DT  |  6-3  |  270  |  Mount Lebanon, Pa. (Mount Lebanon)

• Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout
• No. 55 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout and No. 110 by ESPN
• Selected to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fabulous 22 as a senior and junior
• Finished career with 162 tackles, seven sacks and 12 tackles for loss
• First-team all-state and all-conference as a senior
• Picked up 63 tackles, three sacks and seven tackles for loss as a senior
• First-team all-conference and team's defensive player of the year as a junior after recording 60 tackles, four sacks and three TFLs

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
Mt. Lebanon DT Arthur Goldberg issues an oral declaration to Wisconsin

 Bart Houston
 QB  |  6-4  |  215  |  Dublin, Calif. (De La Salle)

• Ranked by Scout as the No. 7 quarterback in the country, by Rivals as the No. 12 QB and by ESPN as the No. 15 QB
• Invited to ESPN Elite 11 QB camp and played in Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl
• Holds career numbers of 272-of-437 passing (62.2 percent) for 5,178 yards and 46 touchdowns
• Holds school records for career passing yards and completions, surpassing Matt Gutierrez who played three seasons in the NFL
• As a senior, completed 99-of-171 passes for schoo- record 1,999 yards and 16 touchdowns, while also rushing for 338 yards and 19 touchdowns
• Three-year state champion and letterwinner in football
• De La Salle team was 38-1 in his career

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
At long last, Badgers get commitment from an elite quarterback
• De La Salle QB breaks mold
x De La Salle QB Bart Houston back to his old self

 Vonte Jackson
 RB  |  6-0  |  190  |  Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford)

• Four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout and three-star recruit by ESPN
• Ranked as the No. 21 running back in the nation by Rivals, No. 22 by ESPN and No. 28 by Scout
• No. 2 player in the state of Wisconsin by ESPN and Rivals
• Missed almost all of senior season after tearing his ACL with 16 seconds left in second quarter of first game, still managed to rush for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and catch one pass for 38 yards before injury
• Carried 68 times for 956 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns in his junior year
• Team captain as a senior
• Lettered in football and track and field

• Complete Bio

In the Headlines
Varsity preview: Early enrollees get jump on becoming Badgers
• Another Kenosha Bradford running back in the fold as Jackson commits
• Video: Badgers football recruit Vonte Jackson of Kenosha Bradford

 Reggie Love
 WR  |  6-3  |  200  |  Boynton Beach, Fla. (Spanish River)

• Three-star recruit according to Scout and Rivals, two-star recruit by ESPN
• No. 172 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout and No. 176 athlete according to ESPN
• Selected to Outback All-Star Game
• Named all-state, all-area, all-county and team MVP as a senior after catching 38 passes for 876 yards and 13 touchdowns
• Also lettered in basketball

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
Spanish River WR Reggie Love commits to Wisconsin
Spanish River puts 2-0 record to test against Olympic Heights

 Jake Meador
 OL  |  6-6  |  320  |  Greenwood, Ind. (Whiteland)

• Three-star recruit by ESPN, Scout and Rivals
• No. 43 offensive tackle according to Rivals, No. 67 by Scout and No. 79 by ESPN
• Fourth-ranked player in Indiana by Rivals and No. 6 by ESPN
• As a senior, named Indiana's Mr. Football for linemen
• First-team all-state by AP, coaches association and Top-50 Elite as both junior and senior
• First-team all-conference and all-county first team
• Earned three letters in football and two in basketball

Complete Bio

 Reggie Mitchell
 CB  |  6-0  |  178  |  Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side Academy)

• Two-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout
• Ranked as the No. 129 cornerback in the country by Scout and the No. 151 athlete by ESPN
• As a senior, named first-team all-state defensive back, All-WPIAL defensive back and all-conference defensive back
• Team MVP as a senior after throwing for 800 yards and running for 1,420 yards and 22 touchdowns
• All-conference defensive back as a junior, also threw for 600 yards and ran for 550 yards and 10 touchdowns
• Passed for 500 yards and ran for 600 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore
• Three-time all-conference selection as a quarterback and a two-year team captain
• Won three letters in football and two in basketball and track and field

Complete Bio

 Leo Musso
 ATH  |  5-8  |  189  |  Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)

• Two-star recruit by Scout and Rivals
• No. 8 player in Wisconsin according to Rivals
• Rushed for 5,531 yards and 87 touchdowns (93 total touchdowns) in his career
• Named first-team all-state by WFCA and AP and unanimous first-team all-conference choice as a senior and junior
• Winner of Elroy `Crazylegs' Hirsch Running Back of the Year Award after rushing for 2,398 yards and 39 touchdowns and catching a touchdown pass
• Three-time state champion
• Also lettered in track and field

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
• Badgers extend full scholarship offer to Waunakee's Musso
• Musso to play football at UW

 D.J. Singleton
 S  |  6-2  |  195  |  Union, N.J. (St. Peter's Prep)

• Four-star recruit by ESPN and Scout and three-star recruit by Rivals
• No. 14 safety in the country according to Scout, No. 18 by ESPN and No. 27 by Rivals
• Selected for the U.S. Marine All-American All-Star Game and the USA Today International Bowl
• All-state, all-metro and all-county pick after posting 53 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and 12 tackles for loss as a senior
• Named all-county and U.S. Army All-American Combine second-team after making 40 tackles with three sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior
• Recorded 42 tackles and two sacks as a sophomore
• Team captain as a senior
• Lettered three times in football and twice in track and field

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
St. Peter's Prep football star D.J. Singleton makes verbal commitment to Wisconsin
Prep's D.J. Singleton picks Wisconsin

 Dan Voltz
 OL  |  6-4  |  295  |  Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)

• Four-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN
• Seventh-ranked guard in the nation by Scout and No. 8 by Rivals, No. 19 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN
• Third-ranked player in Illinois by ESPN and fourth-ranked in Illinois by Rivals
• Named all-state as a senior by Illinois High School Football Coaches Association, Illinois News-Gazette and Chicago Tribune, also named Mid-Suburban All-Conference and Daily Herald All-Area
• IHSA All-State Academic Team member
• Team captain as a senior
• Named all-state by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and the Illinois News-Gazette, MSL All-Conference and all-area by the Daily Herald as a junior
• Lettered in football, wrestling and track and field

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
Varsity preview: Early enrollees get jump on becoming Badgers
Barrington's Dan Voltz commits to Wisconsin
Voltz is best recruit yet out of Illinois lineman factory, coach says

 Walker Williams
 OL  |  6-7  |  320  |  Tacoma, Wash. (Baptist)

• Three-star recruit by ESPN, Scout and Rivals
• No. 40 offensive guard in the country by Scout, No. 50 guard by Rivals and No. 110 offensive tackle by ESPN
• Seventh-ranked player in Washington by Rivals
• Played in Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl
• Three-time all-state offensive lineman
• Named all-state by AP on both offensive and defensive lines as a senior
• Earned all-league honors on both the offensive and defensive line as a senior and junior
• Won four letters in football, two in basketball and also lettered in track and field
• Won Washington state championship in the discus as a junior

Complete Bio

In the Headlines
Walker Williams goes nuclear, commits to Wisconsin

 Trent Denlinger
 DE  |  6-6  |  266  |  Cuba City, Wis. (Cuba City)

Denlinger•Honorable mention all-state defensive end as a senior, also named first-team all-region and all-conference as an offensive lineman and defensive end
• 2011 Southwest Wisconsin Activities League Lineman of the Year
• Tallied 56 tackles, nine sacks, five tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one interception, one blocked field goal and one defensive score as a senior
• As a junior, named first-team all-conference as an offensive and defensive lineman and also earned honorable mention all-area honors after producing 84 tackles, six sacks, one interception and one defensive touchdown
• Played on varsity as a sophomore, recording 12 tackles
• Two-time letterwinner in football and a three-time letterwinner in basketball and baseball

Complete Bio

 Alex Erickson
 WR  |  6-1  |  200  |  Argyle, Wis. (Darlington)

Erickson• For career, rushed for 3,856 yards and 57 touchdowns, passed for 3,648 yards and 37 touchdowns and recorded 170 tackles and 14 interceptions
• Chosen to play in the WFCA All-Star game as a senior and was named the SWAL Conference and Wisconsin State Journal Small School Player of the Year
• Tabbed first-team all-state as defensive back and first-team all-conference as defensive back and quarterback after gaining 2,489 yards of total offense (1,239 rushing, 1,250 passing), scoring 33 touchdowns (20 rushing, 13 passing) and making 50 tackles with three interceptions
• Two-time team captain and three-time team MVP
• Won four letters in football, basketball and track and field
• Three-time WBCA all-state selection in basketball

Complete Bio

 Matt Prell
 TE  |  6-5  |  200  |  Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford)

Prell• Honorable mention all-conference as a senior after catching two passes for 29 yards and making six tackles
• Lettered in football, baseball and competitive cheerleading
• Four-year member of the school's honor roll

Complete Bio

 Jake Rademacher
 LB  |  6-2  |  220  |  Wales, Wis. (Kettle Morraine)

Rademacher• For his career, tallied 323 tackles, nine sacks, 30 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and one interception
• Classic 8 Defensive Player of the Year, honorable mention all-state and first-team All-Milwaukee as a senior
• Recorded 95 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles on defense and rushed 15 times for 75 yards and one touchdown on offense
• Named first-team all-conference, first-team all-county and honorable mention all-region as a junior after making 100 tackles, three sacks, nine TFLs, three forced fumbles and one interception
• Two-time team captain and team MVP
• Won four letters in football, three in lacrosse and one each in track and field and wrestling

Complete Bio

 Jack Russell
 K  |  6-0  |  160  |  Waunakee, Wis. (Waunakee)

Russell• Four and a half star recruit by Kohl's and two-star recruit by ESPN
• No. 48 kicker in the country by Kohl's and No. 65 by ESPN
• First-team all-state by WFCA and AP as a senior after making 69-of-70 PATs, 5-of-7 field goals and recording touchbacks on 68 of 82 kickoffs
• Unanimous first-team all-conference selection, first-team all-area and all-region
• Four-year member of the school's honor roll

Complete Bio

 Logan Schmidt
 DE  |  6-5  |  250  |  Gotham, Wis. (Richland Center)

Schmidt• Named first-team all-state by the WFCA and second-team all-state by the AP on the defensive line after making 148 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior
• Named first-team all-conference and all-region on both offensive and defensive lines
• First-team all-conference as a defensive lineman and second-team all-conference as an offensive lineman in junior season
• Second-team all-conference as a defensive lineman as a sophomore two-time team captain and team MVP
• Lettered four times in football and wrestling
• Two-time state qualifier in wrestling

Complete Bio

 Alex Walker
 TE  |  6-5  |  220  |  Glendale, Wis. (Nicolet)

Walker• All-Conference honorable mention as a tight end in senior season after recording 19 receptions for 284 yards and a touchdown
• As a defensive end, posted 35 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three sacks and four pass breakups
• Won team's Black Lion Award for most sacrifice made for the team
• As a junior, caught 22 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown as a tight end and made 43 tackles with seven TFLs, six sacks and three forced fumbles as a defensive end
• Won three letters in football, two in baseball and swimming and one in track and field

Complete Bio

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