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October 20, 2010

Ohio takeover continues for UW

The University of Wisconsin's recruiting success in the state of Ohio kept rolling Wednesday evening.

Moments ago at a restaurant in Trotwood, Ohio, 2011 wide receiver A.J. Jordan gave his verbal commitment to the Badgers, choosing UW over Michigan and a host of other scholarship offers.

"You have yourself a Wisconsin Badger," Trotwood-Madison head coach Maurice Douglass first told BadgerBlitz.com. "A.J. is taking pictures right now and he is very happy with his decision."

Jordan 's verbal comes in the same week that saw running back Trayion Durham and offensive tackle Ray Ball pledge to the Cardinal and White after Wisconsin defeated then-No. 1 Ohio State, 31-18, Saturday at Camp Randall.

The addition of the three Ohio prospects brings the Badgers up to 16 known commitments in the 2011 class. At 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds, Jordan is the third wide out in the current crop, joining Frederick Willis and Kenzel Doe.

Recruited by tight ends coach Joe Rudolph and wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander, Jordan is expected to compete for early playing time with seniors David Gilreath, Kyle Jefferson and Isaac Anderson in their final season at UW.

The three-star prospect took his official visit when Wisconsin hosted Arizona State during non-conference play earlier in the year.

"The visit was pretty good," Jordan told BadgerBlitz.com the following day. "I was real impressed with everything. Everything seemed so good and the coaches seemed so down to Earth. I'm really feeling Wisconsin right now and they're high on my list."

It was believed Wisconsin would take three wide receivers in the 2011 class, though the staff is still involved in the recruitment of Kenny Knight and Allen Robinson. Furthermore, Darius Hillary, who took his official visit the same week as Jordan, could play slot receiver if he elected to join UW.

BadgerBlitz.com will have more on this story with comments from Jordan later in the evening

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