Badgers Land A Pair of DBs

Memphis (TN) Melrose CB Cornelius Sturghill

Searching all recruiting cycle for help at the cornerback position, Wisconsin finally got relief less than two weeks from signing day, picking up commitments from Derrick Tindal and Cornelius Sturghill.

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It took almost a year, but Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen and his staff finally landed a cornerback.

Actually they landed two.

According to a Wisconsin source, the Badgers have accepted the commitments of Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd Anderson's Derrick Tindal and Memphis (TN) Melrose's Cornelius Sturghill.

"I felt that it was best to go ahead and announce it now," Sturghill told BadgerNation. "It has been on my chest all week and I feel I can go there and contribute real early at a great program."

Sturghill committed to the Badgers Friday morning before the start of his official visit over offers from Arkansas State, Mississippi, Purdue, UCLA and Vanderbilt. He also had late interest from Louisville and Missouri, the latter of which was the other school in his top two.

Wisconsin defensive line Coach Chad Kauha'aha'a was the lead recruiter for Sturghill, a three-star cornerback ranked No.110 in the country by Scout.com. Sturghill and his family hosted Kauha'aha'a and secondary coach Ben Strickland recently.

Tindal originally committed to Indiana January 7, but received his offer less than a week later. Tindal visited the Badgers last weekend. He picked Wisconsin over offers from Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh and others.

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