Badgers get First From Out of State

Badgers get First From Out of State

With six in-state players committing to Wisconsin during the 2011 recruiting cycle, many wondered who would be the first out-of-state player to commit to the Badgers. The answer to that question came Friday.

MADISON - With Florida natives old and young on Wisconsin's roster and beating Miami in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, the Badgers have certainly made a favorable impression on the athletes from South Florida.

Put Terrance Floyd on the list of the Florida kids impressed by the Badgers.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound athlete that plays both wide receiver and cornerback for Santaluces High School (Lantana, Fla) gave the Badgers his verbal commitment on a visit day, becoming UW's first out-of-state commitment in 2011.

"Wisconsin is just a good fit for me," said Floyd, who chose UW over offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Florida International and UCF. "Talking about it with my family, it was a place I could see myself playing."

Floyd (currently not ranked by did not have stats to report, but showed his mettle at his team's spring game in May, returning an interception over 60 yards for a touchdown.

Floyd received an offer from Wisconsin after a qualifying 20 on his ACT, prompting him to make his visit. Once he got home to think about it, there was no debate.

"Once I got the offer, I was really excited to visit," Floyd said. "Coach Partridge told me everything I needed to do (to get an offer) and answered all my questions (throughout the process)."

Floyd is the seventh verbal commit in Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class and its first defensive back. Wisconsin expects to take three cornerbacks in this class.

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