Georgia Pipeline Finally Opened

Badly needing to upgrade the talent at wide receiver, Wisconsin got a big boost to its talent pool Tuesday night when Jesup (GA) Wayne County receiver Krenwick Sanders committed to the Badgers.

MADISON - In just his 11th month on the job, Gary Andersen did something Bret Bielema never could at the University of Wisconsin: he landed a premier recruit from the state of Georgia.

A month after taking an official visit to the program, 6-2, 187-pound receiver Krenwick Sanders officially committed to the Wisconsin program Tuesday night, becoming the 16th verbal commitment to the Badgers' 2014 recruiting class.

"The family based program," Sanders texted Badger Nation on why he committed. "It just felt like home."

A three-star recruit ranked No.90 at his position by FoxSportsNext, Sanders – a one-time Georgia commit – picked Wisconsin over Florida State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt, his other top three schools. Sanders also had offers from Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Florida.

"It's like every new person I met (on my visit), I had known for a long time," said Sanders. "It just felt like there weren't any shy moments."

Hailing from Jesup (GA) Wayne County, Sanders is the first Georgia native to play for the Badgers since Roderick Rodgers (2003-06).

"Coach Beatty was telling me most schools just want players," Sanders said. "He said I was a ‘want' and a ‘need' for them. He said I would fit in good with the program."

Sanders has 29 touches this season, which he has turned into 17 touchdowns.

"(Wisconsin is getting) a player that will work hard to get done what needs to be done," Sanders said.

Stay tuned for more on Sanders' commitment

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