Finally some good news for Badgers fans.
Jesse Thielke posted on the Wisconsin Wrestling forums last night and reaffirmed both he and McCauley's dedication to Wisconsin.
Devin Peterson did the same.
With all the questions and rumors flying around Madison and it's fans right now, things seem to look pretty bleak. So I am here to assure everyone that NO ONE, not a single recruit, is leaving Badger Country. All of us recruits know that it takes more than a single coach to have a championship team; team has no "i" in it to begin with. What I am trying to get at is, we are ALL IN; completely invested into the program and each other, just as all of you fans out there are as well. We believe we can accomplish greats things together not only as a team, but furthermore as an embodiment of Wisconsin wrestling. We believe we can make this state proud, all the while achieving our wildest dreams. So I ask you Badger fans to continue to be ALL IN with us; believe, support, and take a deep breath, because we aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The future is very bright my friends, and I look forward to it more and more everyday. All that's left to say is?GO BADGERS! Thanks for your time.
InterMat - Peterson to stay in-state and wrestle for Wisconsin
Devin Peterson also alluded to the fact that Donny P would very much like to return to Wisconsin in a couple years, presumably to take over for Barry when he is eventually ready to hang 'em up.
Couple that with the Issac Jordan and Ryan Taylor commitments for next year, and the likelihood that Bo Jordan, the top recruit in the class of '13 will end up a Badgers(which many close to him have already speculated) and it looks like the Badgers are not only in good shape, but recruiting wise, are in better shape than before this entire coaching situation transpired.