Dallas South Oak Cliff star Jordan Stevenson (5-10, 200, 4.37) originally signed with Wisconsin, but was denied admittance to the school on Thursday even though he is a full qualifier under NCAA guidelines.
The one-time Texas commit was told of the denial by new Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and Badgers’ running back coach John Settle.
Stevenson also tweeted the following, but has since deleted it.
They Counted me out but through faith in God this storm will pass giving God all the glory living testimony hard times made me stronger????— Jordanstevenson (@Jordanstevie2) July 24, 2015
“With all do respect my recruitment is official open to any Division One program for the 2015 season.”
Stevenson chose Wisconsin over several offers, including ones from Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, Arkansas and Oklahoma State, where current Razorback running backs coach Jemal Singleton recruited him.
He is expected to get his full release from Wisconsin on Friday and will move to make a decision quickly with fall camp quickly approaching.
He only took official visits to Wisconsin and Oklahoma State before signing with the Badgers.
Stevenson rushed for 2,530 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, which meant he topped 2,000 for the second straight year.
He averaged 180.7 yards per game his senior season and 9.8 yards per touch.
Stevenson summed up his game to Scout.com when he committed to Wisconsin, a day after de-committing from Texas in December.
“I will bring speed, elusiveness, I am really fast by running a 4.37 and everything they look for in a back,” said Stevenson. “I have great vision, power and I weigh 206 and come with that Texas speed.”