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Wisconsin football recruiting: CB Ke'Shan Pennamon reaffirms commitment to Badgers

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After a supposed dalliance with Rutgers, Ke'Shan Pennamon is sticking with Wisconsin.

Wisconsin cornerback commit Ke'Shan Pennamon reaffirmed his commitment to the Badgers on Monday, saying in a tweet he would like to "clear the air" after varying reports of his status with UW.

Pennamon, a three-star cornerback from Jacksonville (West Nassau County), Fla., committed to Wisconsin in late September, choosing the Badgers over interest from Georgia Tech, Utah, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Rutgers and other schools.

Rutgers offered in January and was the school that gave recruiting followers second thoughts about Pennamon's level of commitment to Wisconsin. He reportedly took a visit to Piscataway last weekend, checking in with the program now run by Chris Ash, Wisconsin's defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator from 2010-12.

Chalk it up to due diligence or a potential spurt of interest following Dave Aranda's departure from UW, but Pennamon has settled on the Badgers.

Pennamon was one of two Wisconsin commits whose status seemed up in the air ahead of National Signing Day on Wednesday. The other is four-star defensive tackle Garrett Rand, who committed to the Badgers in October but took an official visit to UCLA on Jan. 22. One of the first orders of business for Wisconsin's new defensive coordinator, Justin Wilcox, was reportedly an in-home visit to Rand in an attempt to firm up his commitment. It remains unclear which way Rand is leaning, so this could be a decision that is revealed in a signing day ceremony on Wednesday.

Aside from Pennamon, Wisconsin has two other three-star cornerbacks committed for 2016: recent commit Caesar Williams and Dontye Carriere-Williams.