Wisconsin commit Jake Pickard, just like most Badger pledges, was surprised by the news that head coach Gary Anderson is leaving to coach the Oregon State Beavers. As a result, the three-star defensive end says he is still committed but is at least exploring his options.
Syracuse originally finished second for Pickard's services back in July, as he chose the Badgers. But the Orange were in the mix throughout. Assistant Bobby Acosta developed a strong relationship with both Pickard and his family.
Pickard told CuseNation.com that coach Acosta is visiting him on Thursday, presumably to gauge his interest in taking another look at the school. Pickard also said he is willing to give the Orange that second look.
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