The process may not have been fast enough for some Badger fans, but the news is good all around as three-star Seffner (Armwood), Fla. inside linebacker Jordan Griffin announced Saturday night that he would become the 21st prospect to join the Badgers class of 2015.
I have officially committed to the university of Wisconsin #Badgers #OnWisconsin— Jordan Griffin (@HawkStar40) October 26, 2014
The Badgers were named the favorites for Griffin back on June 29, putting themselves ahead of Boston College and Central Florida. And Griffin decided to move his visit from the Nebraska game to the South Florida game just to make certain that he would have a spot in this upcoming class.
Then the process slowed down. An incident at O'Hare Airport cancelled the South Florida visit. He returned for the Illinois game during the weekend of October 11th, but the planned decision to go public with his commitment got moved back two weeks as well, though as 247Sports' Evan Flood wrote earlier Saturday evening, Griffin gave a silent commitment to the Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen the Sunday of his visit.
Ultimately, this turns out to be a fun anecdote as the Badgers look like they've grabbed themselves a Harvard-offered, active force on the inside, whose only real weakness is that he's listed at 6'0 and 207 pounds. Because a look at the Hudl profile and you can't not be excited about the possibilities he brings to the table.
Griffin, a Tampa Bay native, joins a linebacker class for the Badgers that includes Mohammed Barry, Chris Orr, Dominic Sheppard and Nick Thomas.
It was the second known commitment for the Badgers on Saturday, as Brown Deer (Wis.) quarterback/athlete Zack Baun tweeted he committed to Wisconsin on a grayshirt offer. Baun's being recruited as an outside linebacker by Wisconsin. More on Baun's commitment soon on B5Q.