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Wisconsin football: Former Badgers recruit Jordan Stevenson commits to Nebraska

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Former Wisconsin running back signee Jordan Stevenson verbally committed to Nebraska on Thursday.

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UPDATE, 2:56 p.m.: Chryst discussed Stevenson's commitment to Nebraska at Big Ten media day in Chicago.

It didn't take long for former Wisconsin Badgers signee Jordan Stevenson to find a home.

Less than a week after being denied admission into Wisconsin and having his release granted from his letter of intent, the four-star recruit tweeted Thursday afternoon that he has committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

This ensures the 5'8, 210-pound running back out of Dallas (South Oak Cliff) will face Wisconsin each year during his stay at Nebraska, as both the Badgers and Huskers are division rivals in the Big Ten West.

The Badgers will first see Stevenson on the road at Lincoln against the Huskers on Oct. 10.

Stevenson originally committed to Wisconsin a day after former head coach Gary Andersen bolted for Oregon State. That came after reopening his recruitment following a verbal commitment to Texas.

During the first day of Big Ten media days on Thursday, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst noted Stevenson "did everything" the coaching staff asked him to do, per the Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway:

However, Chryst did stand behind the university and the program, per B5Q's Curt Hogg:

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez spoke on the broader topic of admissions for student athletes and the appeals process, including a hope to alter the current structure for appeals: