A look at the 247Sports 2023 Big Ten Football Recruiting Rankings

The University of Wisconsin football program is in the midst of its second disappointing recruiting cycle in the past two seasons.

After finishing as the No. 41 recruiting class in the country last season, UW is currently ranked No. 52 nationally – a far cry from the impressive 2019-21 three-year stretch where the Badgers finished 30th, 27th and 16th, respectively .

An unusually weak inner class could be partly to blame. However, the Badgers coaching staff lost several key recruiting battles in June and July, which led to uncertainty at several key positions.

As it stands, Wisconsin currently has 13 scholarship players committed to the 2023 class, but according to 247Sports, they have yet to land a single four-star prospect.

Here’s a look at where each Big Ten team currently stands in the updated 247Sports football recruiting rankings:

14. Indiana

Indiana Hoosiers coach Tom Allen walks the sideline during the fourth quarter of the NCAA Division I football game between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. Credit: Joshua A Bickel/Columbus NETWORK Dispatch-USA TODAY

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 0
3-Stars: 7

13. Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 6: Head coach Bret Bielema of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks on before the start of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Huntington Bank Stadium on November 6, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 1
3-Stars: 12

12. Wisconsin

Paul Chryst

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst watches the action during a game against LSU at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on September 3, 2016. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 0
3-Stars: 13

11. Rutgers

November 6, 2021; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano walks the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at SHI Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 0
3-Stars: 16

10. Nebraska

August 28, 2021. Champaign, Illinois, USA. Nebraska coach Scott Frost watches his team in the first quarter against Illinois at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 2
3-Stars: 11

9. Maryland

November 7, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA Maryland Terrapins coach Mike Locksley calls a timeout against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 0
3-Stars: 20

8. Purdue

July 19, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Purdue Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm speaks during the Big Ten Football Media Days event at the Hilton Chicago. Mandatory credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 0
3-Stars: 17

7. Minnesota

July 18, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach PJ Fleck speaks during the Big Ten Football Media Days event at the Hilton Chicago. Mandatory credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 1
3-Stars: 17

6. Michigan

July 19, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during the Big Ten Football Media Days event at the Hilton Chicago. Mandatory credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 7
3-Stars: 7

5. Iowa

October 30, 2021. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks on during pregame warmups against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 1
4-Stars: 1
3-Stars: 15

4. Northwest

November 13, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA Northwestern Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald looks at the scoreboard during the second quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 4
3-Stars: 16

3. Michigan State

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker talks to players during a timeout during the second half against Ohio State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Credit: Junfu Han-Imagn Content Services , LLC

5-Stars: 0
4-Stars: 11
3-Stars: 3

2. Penn State

July 22, 2021. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin speaks to the media during the Big 10 media game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports

5-Stars: 1
4-Stars: 13
3-Stars: 5

1. Ohio State

Sat, Jan 1, 2022. Pasadena, CA, USA. Ohio Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day celebrates after the Buckeyes’ 48-45 victory over the Utah Utes in the 108th Rose Bowl.
Ohio State Buckeyes Against Utah Utes Rose Bowl Game

5-Stars: 1
4-Stars: 17
3-Stars: 2

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