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2020 OLB Aaron Witt signs with Wisconsin

The former Minnesota and Iowa commit has chosen the Badgers.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Wisconsin at Michigan

2020 DE Aaron Witt

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
SDE 6-foot-5 230 Winona (Winona, MN) 3-star; No. 35 SDE

After committing to Minnesota and then Iowa, Aaron Witt flipped and decided to attend Wisconsin. The 6-foot-5 defensive end originally committed to his home state Golden Gophers in November 2018 before decommitting in May. After a campus visit to Iowa in June, Witt committed to his second Big Ten school and chose to play for the Hawkeyes. Soon after, Wisconsin offered Witt a scholarship and the rest was history. Witt decommitted from Iowa on the same day he received the offer and verbally pledged to play for the Badgers.

It’s been quite a recruiting journey, but the Badgers are thrilled to have Witt as a member of this class. The Winona, Minnesota native will likely play outside linebacker in Wisconsin’s 3-4 scheme and looks to be a perfect fit in defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard’s defense.


247 Composite: 3 stars; grade: .8655; No. 702 player in the nation; No. 35 SDE; No. 7 MN

247 Sports: 3 stars; grade: 86; No. 773 player in the nation; No. 41 SDE; No. 9 MN

Rivals: 3 stars; 5.6 rating; No. 32 SDE; No. 4 MN

ESPN: 3 stars; grade: 79; No. 43 DE; No. 46 regional; No. 4 MN

Verbally committed on August 19, 2019

Witt was primarily recruited by inside linebackers coach Bob Bostad and outside linebackers coach Bobby April III. Along with Iowa and Minnesota, Witt held offers from Iowa State, North Dakota State, Oregon State, and Toledo, among others. He took his official visit to Madison the weekend of September 6th for the Central Michigan game.

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Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)