Commitment Impact: X'zavien Ausborne

Commitment Impact: X'zavien Ausborne

The second Texas defensive back to join the Badgers 2015 recruiting class, Dallas South Oak Cliff cornerback X'zavien Ausborne is a multi-tooled sleeper prospect that continues to develop. BadgerNation examines the impact.

Committed Over: X'zavien Ausborne committed to Wisconsin over a football offer from Louisville and a track offer from Ole Miss.

Rated: Ausborne is a two-star prospect by Scout.com.

On Film: Ausborns is a player who has the chance to be a player who can live on an island and lock down fast receivers who run good routes. A bit of a sleeper, he has good hips and a fiery competitiveness that you look for in players to groom to play one-on-one coverage. – National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers

Recruiting Impact: Losing four cornerbacks in the 2015 recruiting class, Wisconsin wanted to add some players to avoid a shortage in depth, much like they are currently dealing with on the offensive line. Ausborne and Takadare Williams were practically a package deal (this according to Williams) and for the Badgers to scoop them both up before they attracted a lot of major attention is big.

Many more cornerbacks will be targeted in this recruiting cycle and the Badgers could sign upwards of three more. Jacksonville (FL) Edward White corner Javaris Davis (5-10, 181) has been getting a lot of mail from Wisconsin and Coconut Creek (FL) Monarch corner Ronnie Hoggins (5-10, 170) is planning on visiting UW in the coming months.

Quotable: "We like him at safety for his ability to run, close, read reads, recognize run and pass, his closing ability and his tackling ability, not to mention his ability to get sideline to sideline. He has a good opportunity to be a nickel cornerback and impact the opponent's running game, but can also develop into a cornerback or safety." – Dallas South Oak Cliff defensive coordinator R.J. Bond.

Final Thought: It's not a home run, but a solid single for the Badgers in the state of Texas. Having not received a verbal commitment from a Texas native in five-and-a-half years, the Badgers got two in less than 12 hours. Ausborne's abilities don't match his recruiting ranking, as defensive backs coach Bill Busch appears to have found a solid future contributor to his unit.

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