Andersen Staying Busy in Florida

Recognizing how important recruiting in the state of Florida is for the University of Wisconsin, head coach Gary Andersen, fresh off getting two 2014 commits from the Sunshine State, offered a pair of 2015 prospects over the weekend.

In attendance for the Clear Vision Clear Dreams camp in the state of Florida last weekend, Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen is learning how rich the southern state is in terms of recruiting.

Having already made a dent in securing two 2014 verbal commits from Florida in Tampa's Austin Hudson and Jacksonville's D.J. Gillins, Andersen offered Coconut Creek (FL) Monarch junior wide receiver Shawn Burgess-Becker, and quickly followed by offering his teammates, junior cornerback Ronnie Hoggins.

"Coach Andersen was there watching guys, and he offered me on the spot," Hoggins told BadgerNation. "It was a dream come true to have the offer because I have always dream to go to the next level and play ball.

"Coach Andersen is a very cool guy and I like him a lot. We actually had a little talk the day of the camp when he offered me. Basically he told me that he likes me a lot and don't worry about (recruiting) too much because I'm young and it's early, but just to keep working and hitting the weight room hard."

The 5-9, 170-pound cornerback holds two offers in Florida Atlantic and now Wisconsin. While he doesn't know too much about the program considering its location, Hoggins called Wisconsin redshirt freshman Hugs Etienne a "good friend."

"I don't know too much about Wisconsin because it really far from home, but I do know Hugs, and I like the tradition that they have as a brother hood," said Hoggins. "Hugs played high school ball at South Plantation with my cousin. It does help knowing a player at Wisconsin because he can tell me about the program and how they do it up there."

Hoggins next event will be a team 7-on-7 camp at South Florida.

Badger Nation's Brice Marich contributed to this report

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