Biegel maintains loyalty to Wisconsin

Despite the upheaval of Wisconsin 2013 recruiting class in the wake of former head coach Bret Bielema's unexpected departure, three-star recruit Hayden Biegel's loyalty to Wisconsin was never tested, especially after talking with new head coach Gary Andersen.

MADISON — In the aftermath of Bret Bielema's departure from Wisconsin football, there have been many rumblings about Wisconsin commits and whether or not they'll remain committed to being a Badger.

However, with newly appointed head coach Gary Andersen leading the charge for Wisconsin, recruiting issues have settled down.

One such recruit — Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln offensive linemen Hayden Biegel — never seemed waver on his status with Wisconsin, and admittedly feels athletic director Barry Alavarez found the right man to lead this program.

"I got to talk to Coach Andersen on last Friday," Biegel said. "It went very good. He was just checking up on how I was with Wisconsin and also that he would be visting me soon for an in-home visit."

Biegel is still in the process of learning more about his next coach, but also confirms his loyalty to the Badgers.

"Well, all the things that I have heard about Coach Andersen are great," Biegel said. "I am really looking forward to meeting him. I'm 100 percent committed to Wisconsin and I haven't been talking with any other schools too." ranks the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Biegel the No.83 offensive tackle in the country. The three-star recruit has developed a stronger bond each day with the 2013 class and feels this class still is very close with everything they have been through.

"Yeah, definitely this class is a close group of guys," Biegel said. "We had a great time together the weekend of our official visits. … I am not sure on when Coach Andersen is coming to visit me and we didn't talk about how I will fit with the offense either."

As most recruits and commits are starting to work hard in the weight room as they prepare to enter the college game, Biegel is keeping a simply routine.

"Right now, I have been just lifting and gaining weight for when I get up to Wisconsin and (I) can't wait."

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