BREAKING: Badgers Flip Witt

BREAKING: Badgers Flip Witt

After extending an offer to Iowa commit Aaron Witt in July, the Minnesota defensive end was unsure of what that meant for his recruitment.

Less than a month later, Witt was ready to make a move.

Flipping his commitment to the Badgers, Witt jumped to Iowa’s Big Ten West rival, becoming commitment No. 13 in UW’s 2020 recruiting class.

“I will be flipping to the University of Wisconsin from the University of Iowa,” Witt tweeted. “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 Iowa. With that being said, I am committing to the University of Wisconsin.

“On Wisconsin.” 

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Witt was also previously committed to Minnesota. He re-opened his recruitment in May and also received a scholarship offer from Iowa State before settling on the Hawkeyes. 

A native of Winona, Witt actually grew up a fan of Wisconsin. 

“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.

“They’re always producing good lineman and good pass rushers like myself.”

While he was recruited to play defensive end by most schools, the Badgers are bringing Witt in as an outside linebacker.

“They’re always winning,” Witt told Badger247 over the summer. “They produce NFL talent. The campus was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. I also felt like I got a lot better during the camp with the coaches.”

As a junior, Witt posted 70 tackles, including 18 for loss, seven sacks, and an interception. Witt, a three-star prospect, is the nation’s No. 34 ranked strong-side defensive end per the 247sports composite. 

Stay tuned to Badger247 for more on Witt’s commitment. 

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