After sharing time at quarterback for Wisconsin last year with now-departed senior Bart Houston, returning sophomore Alex Hornibrook should have the job to himself heading into the 2017 season.
Competition is coming, though, from one of the leading members of the new recruiting class: Jack Coan.
Coan, one of two quarterbacks among 18 scholarship prospects to join the program this year, has already enrolled at the university and will participate in spring practice with the Badgers. The 6-foot-3 Coan, who is from Sayville High School on New York's Long Island and was also a national recruit in lacrosse, was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year award winner for the state after finishing his career with Long Island records for passing yards (9,787) and passing touchdowns (128). He also rushed for 2,551 yards and 33 scores.