Wisconsin's recruiting class by the numbers

How the class of 2004 breaks down

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The Badgers signed 23 high school seniors to national letters of intent Wednesday, including 19 who will be on scholarship in the fall, two walk-ons and two greyshirts who will count against the 2005 scholarship allotment (one walk-on, Bill Rentmeester is also expected to count against that allotment).


Here is how the class breaks down…


…By projected position:


QB (3)—Sean Lewis, Bryan Savage and Marcus Randle El


TB (2)—Jamil Walker, Chris Pressley


FB (1)—Bill Rentmeester


OL (1)—Kraig Urbik


TE (1)—Dave Peck


K (1)—Taylor Mehlhaff


WR (1)—Jarvis Minton


DE (2)—Mike Newkirk, Jason Chapman


DT (2)—Nick Hayden, Gino Cruse


LB (5)—Jammar Crane, Joe Walker, Andy Crooks, Nick Sutton, Josh Neal


CB (4)—Allen Langford, Antonio Freeman, Jameson Davis, Jack Ikegwuonu



….By Homestate


The class includes athletes from 11 states, including:


Wis. (8)—Hayden, Newkirk, Crooks, Joe Walker, Freeman, Ikegwuonu, Urbik, Rentmeester


Ill. (3)—Randle El, Jamil Walker, Lewis


Texas (2)—Crane, Minton


Ariz. (1)—Cruse


Pa. (2)—Peck, Savage


Conn. (1)—Davis


Ohio (1)—Chapman


Mich. (2)—Langford, Sutton


S.D. (1)—Mehlhaff


N.J. (1)—Pressley


Tenn. (1)—Neal


…and more:


14—players who received a first-team all-state designation


5—number who earned a state player of the year honor


5—played quarterback in high school (the three listed above, plus Mehlhaff and Davis)


5—Total 1,000-yard rushers (Pressley, Jamil Walker, Randle El, Rentmeester, Newkirk)


22—Players who lettered in a sport other than football (all but Crane)

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