A Snag for Durham

With Melvin Gordon committing to the University of Wisconsin at the beginning of December, the Badgers laid claim to two of the highest-rated players in the state of Wisconsin and Ohio. Now, the Badgers are in danger of losing out on three-star back Trayion Durham.

MADISON - There is nothing more that Trayion Durham wants more for Christmas than to attend the University of Wisconsin next season.

And he still plans to do just that after committing to the Badgers Oct. 17, as long as his ACT score allows him to do so.

After a substandard result on his first ACT test, Durham retook the national exam and said he needs to improve his score by roughly three points in order to qualify and pass admissions at Wisconsin.

"I absolutely love the school, it's just that my ACT score needs to be higher," Durham told exclusively to Badger Nation. "I don't want to keep waiting for my score and not have another option. If I improve my score enough, I am coming to Wisconsin."

Just in case his test scores don't match the criteria needed to get into the University, Durham has re-opened his recruitment and will be looking at two schools, Kentucky and Louisville, which he will visit on Jan.14 and Jan.21, respectively.

"I talked to the (UW) coaches and they gave me some good news and some bad news," Durham said. "They told me that they still wanted me and if I get the grades, they want me to come. They said if I can't get the score, they can't let me come."

Ranked as the No.3 fullback in the country by Scout.com, Durham – who took his official visit to Wisconsin for the Ohio State game - rushed for 1,113 yards and 14 touchdowns his junior season. Durham originally chose Wisconsin over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, North Carolina State and Ohio.

Durham now waits patiently for his test results to come back, results that will signify the end of or the reopening of his recruitment.

"I am hoping I get the results," Durham said. "I've worked real hard for this retake. I just have to wait now."

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