Change of Plans for Vincent Jr.

Change of Plans for Vincent Jr.

Originally planning on attending Wisconsin's border-battle contest with Minnesota Saturday, four-star junior cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. will see his dad's Alma mater another time.

MADISON - Most prospects Wisconsin recruits don't have what Gilman (Md) junior cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. has by being a legacy recruit. The son of longtime NFL veteran cornerback Troy Vincent Sr., the rising 5-10, 185-pound junior has created national buzz on the recruiting circuit and is making it possible with a strong junior campaign.

"My season is going good with us being 6-2 (and) 3-0 in our league," Vincent told Badger Nation. "I'm playing well and, more importantly, so it the team."

While Vincent's recruitment has been hot, it finally cooled down with his team gearing toward the playoffs. Because of it, Vincent postponed his visit to Wisconsin this weekend in order to focus on his team'S Friday night game. His goal is to attend one of UW's final two home games.

"My recruitment has slowed down because of the season, but it is going good," said Vincent, currently a four-star recruit and the No.11 cornerback in the class of 2014 by Scout.com. "I normally reach out to the schools that recruit me once a week. I've been talking to Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Arizona."

Wisconsin has a feather in its cap with Vincent's dad being a former Badgers cornerback. A four-year letterman at Wisconsin from 1988-91, Vincent, who currently serves as the NFL's Vice President of Player Engagement, was the seventh pick in the first round of the 1992 draft by Miami. He subsequently spent 15 years playing in the NFL with the Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.

Having a father who went through the process and achieved high college accomplishments (team captain, Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Year and All-American in 1991), the younger Vincent hasn't hesitated to use his dad as a sounding board and keep an open mind.

"I don't have any favorites at the moment," Vincent said. "I'm still weighing my options. Wisconsin doesn't have any sort of advantage over any other schools. I'm going to look at all schools equally, but I definitely do like Wisconsin."

The possible trip to Wisconsin in the coming weeks will add to what has been a busy tour schedule over the last several months. Having camped at Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Virginia and West Virginia over the summer, Vincent has visited Michigan and Notre Dame twice, as well as Maryland and Pittsburgh.

Having liked many of his stops, Vincent already knows he likes what the Badgers are offering him.

"I like everything really," Vincent said of Wisconsin. "It is a great academic school and it has a great football program, so it is the best of both worlds."

Why are all these schools already courting Vincent? Well, it is because of his game and how he makes the team that much better.

"I'm a very physical coverage corner who loves helping in the run game," Vincent said. "I pride myself of my understanding of the game, being a student of the game. I play with an edge. I would bring leadership both on and off the field. I bring work ethic and I believe I'll bring big play ability to the defensive side of the ball."

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