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Wisconsin football recruiting: RB Jordan Stevenson commits to Badgers

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Update, 2:38 p.m.: Stevenson just shared this photo of him with Wisconsin safeties coach Bill Busch, who was the lead recruiter on Stevenson -- perhaps this means Busch is staying at Wisconsin?


Well, Wisconsin just flipped a four-star running back from Texas without a head coach. Here's more from our story from Wednesday -- seems like ages ago at this point -- on Stevenson decommitting from Texas.

Four-star Dallas (South Oak Cliff) running back Jordan Stevenson has apparently decommitted from Texas.

Stevenson, listed at 5'8, 185 pounds, has been linked to Wisconsin throughout the latter part of his recruitment. If he does indeed flip, Stevenson would become UW's second running back commit for 2015, joining Davon Crookshank, a three-star recruit from Texas. Wisconsin also has two other commits from South Oak Cliff for 2015: three-star cornerbacks Takadrae Williams and X'zaviae Ausborne.

We're still waiting to hear about the next step in Stevenson's recruitment, but the momentum is clearly trending Wisconsin's way. Decommiting from Texas was always going to the be first step for any flip to Wisconsin, and one look at 247Sports' latest Crystal Ball predictions indicates Wisconsin is the odds-on favorite here.

Here's his Hudl tape:

Stevenson's jersey number at South Oak Cliff is No. 2, so that's what's up with the "RBU#2" in his tweet, in case you were wondering.

SB Nation recruiting expert Bud Elliott has more on Stevenson as well:

A consensus four-star prospect, the 5'8, 185-pounder is ranked as the No. 209 player nationally, the No. 18 running back, and the No. 30 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

When he originally committed, he also reported offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, Ohio State, SMU, UCLA, and Utah State.

In an extremely talented group of Texas running backs in the state for the 2015 class, Stevenson may be the fastest -- he ran a laser-time 4.37 40 at the Dallas NFTC in 2013, a number that matched Alabama cornerback signee Tony Brown, an elite track athlete.

Crazy times. More to come.