It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the most impressive member of the Wisconsin Badgers football team this spring was a running back.
However, it’s slightly shocking that it wasn’t the 2011 Heisman Finalist Montee Ball or even the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year James White, but rather a young red-shirt freshman named Melvin Gordon.
If you’re Head Coach Bret Bielema, is it time to find room for Gordon in a crowded backfield or let him simmer and learn behind the experienced Ball and White?
The correct answer to the question posed above is probably a little bit of both.
Gordon, who came to the Badgers program as a four-star recruit and ranked #24th in his class at his position by Rivals.com, has a lot of potential.
In the Badgers annual spring game, Gordon carried the ball a ridiculous 30 times and picked up a game-high 159 yards.
Bielema couldn’t help but rave over one of his newest and improved offensive weapons.
“The good news about Melvin is that we have four years ...