Badgers sign 14 on National Signing Day

MADISON, Wis. — In a span of slightly more than three weeks, Luke Fickell has hit the recruiting trail hard, and it paid off Wednesday on National Signing Day.

The new Wisconsin football coach signed 14 future Badgers — and let’s not forget about the quarterback he got from the transfer portal.

The class has the four-star recruits, headlined by Braedyn Moore and Amaree Snowden, and while it might be on the smaller side, Fickell knows there’s work to be done but the group fits what he’s looking for.

“They want them to be the right fit — meaning that they get along with those guys and they feel like they’re going to be brothers to them, and that goes a long way to me because the expectations and the things we are going to ask them to do, if they don’t enjoy to be around the people in that locker room, it’s really, really difficult to do the things at the level that we want to do them,” Fickell said.

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National Signing Day also ended the speculation about where former Badgers starting quarterback Graham Mertz would land. After announcing earlier this month he would enter the transfer portal, Mertz made it official he is heading to Gainesville to join the Florida Gators.