Running Back Looks at UCLA

Dec. 10 -- The four-star prospect de-committed from Texas and is now looking at four schools, with a Big Ten school the favorite...

Dallas South Oak Cliff tailback Jordan Stevenson committed to Texas last fall, a decision he now admits was premature since he didn’t know about the other opportunities out there.

“I just decided that at this point it’s really not a big issue,” Stevenson told “I’m just doing what’s best for me and that’s where I’m going to be successful the next four years of my life and where I feel at home.”

For the four-star tailback, the main school he’s considering is the University of Wisconsin.

Taking an official visit to Madison at the end of September, Stevenson didn’t hide the fact that the Badgers are now the leader to gain his verbal commitment.

“Sitting high on my totem pole right now is the University of Wisconsin,” said Stevenson. “My relationship is real good. It’s like a family atmosphere. I feel like I can’t go wrong with a school like that, which is why they are so high on them.”

Recruited by Wisconsin secondary coach Bill Busch, the 5-10, 200-pound Stevenson will have an in-home visit with Busch Thursday.

“It’s a really good relationship,” said Stevenson. “He’s like a father figure to me.”

Having no timetable set for when he would like to make a decision, Stevenson said he is also considering Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA, but he has not scheduled his official visits yet to those programs.

“At this point I am just weighing my options,” said Stevenson. “God will work everything out.”

Being clocked at 4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash, Stevenson finished his senior season with 2,511 yards and 31 touchdowns, leading his team to the state quarterfinals. Since transferring from Dallas Skyline to South Oak Cliff, Stevenson had registered over 4,500 rushing yards and 49 touchdowns.

“I really grew as a leader and as a player on my team this past year,” said Stevenson. “I feel like I can really build off of that moving forward.”

Stevenson is rated the No.14 running back in the country and the No.90 overall prospect by

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