Gordon Makes it Official

Melvin Gordon (Fleming/10)

Taking an unofficial visit last weekend and an official visit this weekend, Kenosha Bradford running back and one-time Iowa commit Melvin Gordon decided it's time to end his recruitment for real and focus on the future.

MADISON - It was the worst kept secret in the state of Wisconsin over the past two weeks.

After de-committing the Iowa, where he had been a verbal commitment since August, Kenosha (Wis.) Bradford running back Melvin Gordon said he told the Iowa coaches that he wanted to be closer to home so his family can come to his games every Saturday.

Gordon said Wisconsin was the only school he was re-evaluating and on Sunday, that final evaluation got two thumps up.

Taking his official visit to Madison this past weekend, Gordon officially switched his commitment to Wisconsin, joining an already impressive list of recruits in the 2011 recruiting class.

"It just felt right," Gordon told Badger Nation, who spent Saturday night with UW coaches, players and other official visitors at Coach Bret Bielema's house. "They make me feel comfortable."

Gordon, a three-star running back ranked No.39 in the country by Scout.com, picked Wisconsin after de-committing from Iowa last week. Gordon also had offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Syracuse, Tennessee, and Washington State.

Gordon finished his senior season with 158 carries for 2,009 yards, an average of 12.7 yards per carry. He was named the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year after leading the state with 38 rushing touchdowns.

Gordon is the 20th verbal commitment in Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class and eighth from the state of Wisconsin.

Badger Nation will have more on this story as it develops

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