MADISON - It was a hard secret for Brandyn Lee to keep. Making the trip from West Hills, California, to the Wisconsin campus with his dad, the Chaminade College Prep wide receiver knew Saturday night that playing for the Badgers in the Big Ten was where he wanted to play.
He just couldn't say anything until Sunday after he let his entire family know.
Citing a perfect example between academics and athletics, Lee made his pledge to the Badgers Sunday, the third prospect of the day to do so and the fifth in the past four days.
"When I sat down and talked with Coach Andersen in his office, we talked about football and academics," Lee told BadgerNation. "After hearing that they are going to pass a lot more and I will be able to get a degree in one of the top business schools in the country, I committed."
Lee is the 13th commitment to the Badgers' 2015 recruiting class. The 6-1, 185-pound wide out held offers from Fresno State, Nevada and Washington State while hearing from Arizona, California, Colorado State, Harvard, Princeton, UCLA and Virginia.
"The coaches were very excited," said Lee, and "happy that they have another commit from the West Coast and another threat in the passing game."
Lee committed on a weekend where the Badgers had a good portion of their ever-growing 2015 recruiting class on campus.
"I talked to Austin (Kafentzis), Kyle (Penniston) and Chris Orr," said Lee. "We all talked about how Wisconsin is a great school and a place to be successful."
Recording 709 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 30 catches last season, Lee adds another downfield threat to a Badgers' passing game that to this point has brought in six scholarship wide receivers in the past two years.
"I want to say that I am excited to be a Badger," said Lee. "I'm excited to be a part of the rich tradition."
Brice Marich also contributed to this report