You would think being without a head coach would prohibit Wisconsin from recruiting well, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
The Badgers, who learned Wednesday that their coach, Gary Andersen, was departing the program for Oregon State, gained the commitment of a four-star running back Thursday afternoon.
Jordan Stevenson, one of the top running backs in the country out of Dallas, Texas, announced on Twitter that he's committed to play at Wisconsin. He had previously been committed to Texas.
">@Jordanstevie2 It's office I'm now a badger RBU#2 I'm blessed
— Max Olson (@max_olson)
Four-star RB Jordan Stevenson to Wisconsin RT @Jordanstevie2 It's office I'm now a badger RBU#2 I'm blessed
— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 11, 2014
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It's a bit surprising that Stevenson would commit to the coach-less Badgers, but with today's coaching landscape being so unstable, it's probably a smart move to pledge to a school and program, and not just a head coach.
Wisconsin's 2015 class is currently ranked No. 33 in the nation by 247 Sports.