St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham defensive back Kim Royston committed to Wisconsin near the end of June. That was before Barry Alvarez announced this would be his last season as the Badgers' head coach. Has anything changed for Royston?
"When coach Alvarez resigned it bother me a little," Royston said. "But I went down there last week and talked to coach Bielema. He said my first year will be his first year too. He'll be there the next four or five years with me.
"He said he liked me, that he was the one that wanted me. He thinks I can play early."
Royston also had scholarship offers from Kansas, Indiana, and Iowa State.
"Wisconsin is a good academic school," Royston said. "I liked the atmosphere when I went to a game there last year. I have a good relationship with the coaches."
The 5-foot-11, 175 pound Royston made 53 tackles during his junior season. Royston also caught 23 passes and averaged 20 yards per catch. He is the No. 4 prospect in the state of Minnesota in the Rivals.com player rankings.