Aaron Witt, a three-star defensive end from Winona, Minn., has committed to his third Big Ten West school since November.
Witt, the No. 34 strongside defensive end in the class of 2020, gave his pledge to his home state Golden Gophers during the 2018 season.
Back in May, he decommitted following a trip to the Twin Cities. Just over a month later, Witt gave his pledge to Iowa after a big recruiting weekend hosted by Kirk Ferentz and his staff.
That commitment didn’t make it through the summer, unfortunately for the Hawkeyes.
Wisconsin extended an offer to Witt in late July. It was apparently too much for Witt to pass up, and he flipped his pledge to the Badgers on Monday.
— Aaron Witt (@AaronJwitt13) August 20, 2019
From Witt’s tweet:
“I will be flipping to The University of Wisconsin from The University of Iowa, Wisconsin has been my dream school and I just could not turn down this opportunity. I am very grateful for the staff and everyone at The University of Iowa. With that being said I am committing to The University of Wisconsin! On Wisconsin!!!”
Witt told 247Sports that his favorite players are the Watt brothers, and cited the chance to play for the same program as J.J and T.J. Watt.
“The Watt brothers have the same kind of background as I do,” Witt told Badger247 in a previous interview. “They’re my favorite players and they went to Wisconsin. They come from a hard-nosed family, small town, and get places by hard work and dedication.
Aaron Witt is listed as a defensive end, but will reportedly be coming off the edge as an outside linebacker for Paul Chryst and Jim Leonhard’s defense.
247Sports‘ composite ranks him No. 690 overall in the class of 2020. He’s the seventh-ranked player in the state of Minnesota.
With the move, Iowa’s 2020 class slides to No. 24 overall and fourth in the Big Ten. Wisconsin now ranks No. 35 overall and No. 8 in the conference.