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After previously flipping three commits in the past week, Wisconsin football’s aggressiveness on the recruiting path continues to fill out weaknesses on its current roster.
Lake Villa (IL) Lakes Community outside linebacker T.J. Edwards has become the latest prospect to flip to Wisconsin, becoming the Badgers' 23rd commit in the 2014 recruiting class.
The news was first reported by the high school football team’s twitter account last week.
Edwards picked Western Michigan over offers from Toledo and Wyoming in June, but a late offer from tight end coach Jeff Genyk ended up changing the mind of the 6-2, 215-pound Edwards, currently ranked a two-star prospect and the 141st-ranked safety in the country by Scout.com.
Helping lead his team to third consecutive North Suburban Conference Prairie Division title, Edwards played quarterback and safety his senior year, registering over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns despite suffering a bruised hand and a torn meniscus during the season.
Edwards is the third projected linebacker in the current class, joining Rohan Blackwood and Dominic Cizauskas, and is the sixth member of UW’s recruiting class who was previously committed to another division 1 school - Beau Benzschawel (Syracuse), Micah Kapoi (Hawaii), Caleb Kinlaw (Georgia Tech), Jacob Maxwell (Northern Illinois) and Dareian Watkins (Northwestern).