The football season may have just ended, but the next season is already getting under way. With the 2017 season just beginning, some young Badgers joined signed on to join the team today.

National Signing Day is normally low on surprises, but high in pageantry. It is the first time that anyone starts to really talk about the season to come, and that naturally breeds excitement. That excitement coincides with the excitement coming from the incoming 2017 recruiting class.

This year though, the Badgers ended up landing 4-star rated WR Danny Davis today as he choose Wisconsin.

Along with the 29 recruits, the Badgers will also be adding CB Nick Nelson (Hawaii), RB Chris James (Pitt) and LB Christian Bell (Alabama) via transfer, adding to an already impressive talent pool.

Of the group who signed, seven are early enrollees, including one of highest rated recruits, OG Kayden Lyles, who also happens to be the younger brother of QB Kare Lyles.

Leading the pack of recruits with Kayden is QB recruit Jack Coan. In only four games during his senior season with Sayville high school, Coan threw for 744 yards with a completion percentage of almost 69 percent. He also tacked on 11 touchdowns, while limiting the mistakes with only two interceptions.

Coan also has some running ability going for 311 rushing yards on 40 carries and three touchdowns.

Another interesting early-enrollee is Junior College transfer Andrew Van Ginkel, who played football with Iowa Western last season. In the 2016-17 season, Van Ginkel totaled 50 tackles and 3.5 sacks to go along with one interception.

In the special teams department, the Badgers added the highest ranked long-snapper in the country, Adam Bay out of Mesa, Texas.

The only other surprise of the day was QB Danny Vanden Boom (what a name for a QB) was given a scholarship, giving the Badgers four scholarship QB’s.

Below is a list of the whole 2017 recruiting class, ordered by rank (according to 247 Sports).

Danny Davis WR Signed 6-3 190 Springfield, OH
Kayden Lyles OG Early-enrollee 6-3 323 Middleton, WI
Jake Ferguson TE Signed 6-5 209 Madison, WI
Jonathan Taylor RB Signed 6-0 211 Salem, NJ
Jack Coan QB Early-enrollee 6-3 190 West Sayville, NY
Tyler Beach OT Signed 6-6 275 Port Washington, WI
Andrew Van Ginkel OLB Early-enrollee (Ju-Co transfer) 6-4 230 Council Bluffs, IA
Izayah Green-May DE Early-enrollee 6-5 205 Bolingbrook, IL
Logan Bruss OG Signed 6-4 260 Kimberly, WI
Aaron Vopal DE Signed 6-8 240 De Pere, WI
Cade Green WR Signed 5-11 185 Austin, TX
Faion Hicks CB Early-enrollee 5-11 180 Pembroke Pines, FL
Scott Nelson S Signed 6-2 184 Detroit, MI
Madison Cone CB Early-enrollee 5-8 178 Kernersville, NC
Alex Fenton TE Signed 6-5 280 Menomonie, WI
Emmet Perry WR Signed 6-2 170 DeSoto, TX
Deron Harrell (grayshirt) WR Early-enrollee 6-3 175 Denver, CO
Adam Bay LS Signed 6-0 210 Mesa, TX
Danny Vanden Boom QB Signed 6-4 196 Kimberly, WI
Matt Henningsen OT PWO 6-5 260 Menomonee Falls, WI
Jake Collinsworth LB PWO 6-1 230 Merrill, WI
Hunter Johnson RB PWO 6-0 213 Darlington, WI
Collin Larsh K/P PWO 5-11 180 Monona, WI
Sam DeLany WR/CB PWO 5-11 170 Wales, WI
Coy Wanner OLB PWO 6-3 230 Green Bay, WI
Josh Seltzner OL PWO 6-3 265 Columbus, WI
Blake Smithback OL PWO 6-3 280 Waunakee, WI
Ethan Cesarz ILB PWO 6-1 220 Delavan, WI
Michael Balistreri DE PWO 6-4 280 Grafton, WI
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