Wisconsin Football: Aaron Witt flips to the Badgers

Wisconsin football adds its 13th commitment to the 2020 recruiting class.

Aaron Witt is your newest Wisconsin football commit. He is a 3-star, 6-5 230 pound defensive end from Winona, Minnesota. He is the 34th ranked strong-side defensive end according to 247 Sports.

Witt had actually committed to Minnesota in November of 2018 but then de-committed in May. After about a month of being back on the market, Witt settled on Iowa to play for the Hawkeyes. In July, Wisconsin pulled the trigger and offered Witt.

Now, Witt flipped his commitment to Wisconsin and made his announcement via his Twitter page.

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 Iowa. With that being said, I am committing to the University of Wisconsin. “On Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin had a few different things going for them. First off, while most schools were recruiting him to play defensive end, the Badgers wanted Witt as an outside linebacker. You can’t blame Witt for jumping at the opportunity. Wisconsin football has been pumping out linebackers into the NFL like crazy lately. T.J. Watt, Joe Schobert, Ryan Connelly, Vince Biegel, Leon Jacobs, and Andrew Van Ginkel are just a few lately.

Next, even though he’s from Minnesota, Witt grew up a Wisconsin football fan. The Watt brothers are his favorite players because he feels like he can relate to them and their backgrounds. If he can be anywhere near the level of J.J. or T.J. Watt, I think the Badgers would consider themselves very lucky.

In his junior season last year, he registered 70 tackles, 18 of which were for a loss and added seven sacks and an interception as well.

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Witt joins a loaded linebacker group that includes Nick Herbig, Cole Dakovich, Malik Reed and Jordan Turner coming to Madison in this 2020 class. With Witt’s commitment, Wisconsin football now has the 35th ranked class in the nation per 247Sports.

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