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Three-star cornerback Makinton Dorleant is out of Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class. The real question now is: why? Badger Nation spoke with Dorleant to try and learn the answers.

MADISON - Makinton Dorleant was so pumped to go to take his official visit to Wisconsin for the Ohio State game that he had it starred on his calendar from the time he committed at the end of July.

Now, the amazing experience of that game is just another memory, as Dorleant has regrettably de-committed from the University of Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class.

"No sir, I am not committed to Wisconsin and am looking at other options," Dorleant told Badger Nation Monday night. "Iowa State is one and the coaches came down for a visit today."

A three-star cornerback from Lely (Fla.) High, Dorleant (6-foot, 170 pounds) was one of five projected defensive backs - Michael Caputo, Terrance Floyd, Darius Hillary and Bennett Okotcha – in the 2011 recruiting class, which was tight on scholarship numbers.

Dorleant chose Wisconsin over offers from Florida International, Iowa State, Maryland, Middle Tennessee, Texas Tech and West Virginia without ever visiting the school's campus. Dorleant even got a late offer from Florida State, but continued his pledge to the Badgers based on the solid relationship he had formed with Defensive Line Coach Charlie Partridge.

However, it was believed that Dorleant was struggling with academics, which caused the UW coaching staff to distance themselves from the talented prospect. When asked for the reasoning behind the decision, Dorleant refused to elaborate.

"I don't feel like discussing it," Dorleant said. "If you need any info, call the coaches."

Ask simply if there was any chance Dorleant would end up back at Wisconsin, he simply replied, ‘no sir.'

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