Like the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. So when the Wisconsin Badgers finally received a commitment from the Lone Star State for the first time in almost six years, they landed not one but two on the same day. And they just happen to be teammates as well.
On Friday Dallas South Oak Cliff cornerback Takadrae Williams became the Badgers seventh commitment of the 2015 recruiting class. Hours later teammate and fellow cornerback X’zaviae Ausborne followed suit and also committed to the Badgers.
Williams and Ausborne are the first cornerbacks that have committed to the Badgers in this recruiting class. Both players were recruited by secondary coach Bill Busch, giving him his first two commits of the 2015 recruiting class.
With Wisconsin losing about a handful of players at the cornerback position in the next couple of years, it was pertinent that the Badgers landed players at that position this year. Last year head coach Gary Andersen and company brought in two cornerbacks, D’Cota Dixon and Derrick Tindal.
After switching from wide receiver to corner last season, Williams is a raw talent but has plenty of potential. The Badgers were the third team to offer Williams, with Colorado State and Louisville being the other two.
Ausborne is a fearless player that likes to get after it and doesn’t mind sticking his nose in the middle of everything. Not to mention he’s very speedy, as he apparently has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.29. Besides the offer from Wisconsin, Ausborne was offered by Louisville and also had a track offer from Ole Miss.
It’s refreshing to see Wisconsin back in the state of Texas. With plenty of talent down there, lets hope this is a sign of things to come in the Lone Star State.