Signing Day 2013

Andersen's inaugural Wisconsin class includes football stars from Milwaukee

CREATED Feb 6, 2013

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  • New Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen address the Media Friday morning in Madison. Andersen becomes the 29th head coach in Wisconsin football history. Photo by Joe Koshollek For The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Image by Joe Koshollek

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen's first recruiting class is highlighted by a pair of defensive ends from suburban Milwaukee.

Alec James of Brookfield East and Chikwe Obasih from Brookfield Central are among six players from Wisconsin who signed national letters of intent with the Badgers on Wednesday, about two months after coach Bret Bielema left for Arkansas. Andersen and his staff were able to retain most of the prospects who initially committed before Bielema's departure.

Another standout in the group is Corey Clement, who could be the next great Badgers running back from south New Jersey. Clement played at Glassboro High School, not far from where former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne grew up. Clement will help fill the void created by the departure of Montee Ball.