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Wisconsin football recruiting: RB Bradrick Shaw commits to Badgers

The Badgers added another running back when the Birmingham, Ala., target pulled the trigger on Sunday.

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Wisconsin earned its latest running back commitment on Sunday when three-star Birmingham, Ala., (Hoover) recruit Bradrick Shaw committed to the Badgers.

Shaw is Wisconsin's second commitment of the day, as former Pitt defensive line commit Kraig Howe also flipped to the Badgers.

The 6'1, 205-pound Shaw shared significant interest with Vanderbilt, Alabama, Minnesota and Mississippi State, as well as other offers from Nebraska, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

Shaw is ranked the No. 36 running back overall and the No. 14 player out of Alabama in the class of 2015, according to 247Sports. He's been clocked at a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, and according to Rivals' rankings, Shaw is the No. 14 running back overall and the No. 8 player out of Alabama.

Shaw took an official visit to Wisconsin late September and told about his visit shortly thereafter:

"They like downhill runners," Shaw says. "I think I fit in pretty well. I like getting downhill and they have great offensive linemen to block."

Wisconsin is a school that emerged late in the summer as a very realistic option for Shaw, and his visit only enhanced that idea. For his first official visit, the Badgers set the bar high.

"It was fun," he says. "I got to spend time with a lot of the coaches down there. It was great hanging with the players. I really enjoyed it down there."

Shaw joins Davon Crookshank and Jordan Stevenson as Wisconsin's running back commits for 2015. UW also has Antonio Williams committed for 2016. According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Stevenson is the highest-rated of the bunch -- he's considered a four-star prospect and the No. 17 running back in the class, followed by Shaw at No. 36 and Crookshank at No. 57.

Here are some runs from Shaw earlier in his senior high school season: