Wisconsin's recruiting momentum entering the weekend took a slight hit on Saturday when three-star Florida linebacker Jordan Griffin was forced to reschedule his visit, though the remaining list of visitors was impressive as expected. Let's pull in some updates from across the web and see what the Badgers have cooking.
LB Jordan Griffin: As Andrew Rosin told us in the report linked above, the air traffic control tower fire at O'Hare International Airport prevented Griffin from making it to Madison. Previously, there was some buzz gathering that Griffin -- whom the Badgers have long been considered the favorites for -- could give a "silent" commitment over the weekend. Either way, he said shortly before his flight was cancelled that he would be delaying his public announcement.
It seems as though this news doesn't really change the Badgers' chances for Griffin. Wisconsin still holds 94 percent of 247sports' Crystal Ball predictions, and Griffin will now visit Madison for the Oct. 11 Illinois game -- the same weekend as he's expected to announce his decision.
RB Jordan Scarlett: The four-star running back from St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) might've been the most highly anticipated visitor for this weekend. The Miami commit was photographed with Ron Dayne's Heisman Trophy and tried on a Wisconsin jersey of his own, though we haven't really heard any more. Scarlett last took a visit on Sept. to Ohio State, and Miami's probably still the favorite here as every indication has been that he'll be a tough flip.
RB Jordan Stevenson: Once again, the Heisman was made available for this four-star running back from Dallas:
2015 RB Jordan Stevenson visited Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/desgc07nRD
— SOC Football (@SOC_recruiting) September 29, 2014
We're still waiting to hear more about Stevenson, but again, it's a good thing he was able to make the lengthy trip from Texas.
WR Shaquery Wilson: The three-star Georgia commit told 247 ($) he enjoyed his visit to Madison, the atmosphere and the promise of early playing time. The Bulldogs still, however, remain in first. Wilson also has yet to make his official visit to Georgia this fall, and that should be coming up shortly. This is still an uphill battle for the Badgers.
Its something about number 7 that I like pic.twitter.com/Kz70MOrZw8
— shaquery wilson (@CG_QUERY7) September 28, 2014
CB Rashard Causey: Likely Wisconsin's top target at cornerback right now, Causey was indeed excited about this weekend's visit. We're still waiting to hear more on how it went; here's how B5Q's Andrew Rosin previewed Causey's trip on Friday:
The St. Thomas Aquinas prospect, teammate of Scarlett and current Florida Atlantic three-star commit has been 1A for the Badgers at cornerback for a while now. That has Wisconsin in a position over Kentucky and South Carolina. Causey is taller than the average Gary Andersen cornerback target, but he does have the athleticism and aggressiveness to find a place on the Badgers if he felt so inclined to flip.
RB Bradrick Shaw: One more time, here's the that old, bronze trophy:
Through some Twitter sleuthing, we can see that Shaw -- the three-star tailback from Birmingham, Albama -- "loved" the visit. Along with Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Minnesota are the leaders to land Shaw. Vanderbilt is still considered the leader, though Shaw's recruitment remains open. He's something of a sleeper/late-riser as a senior who's been facing a ton of loaded-box defenses a high school senior.