Witty Continues to Impress

An under-the-radar talent in South Florida, Dion Witty flexed his ball-hawking skills in his team's spring game. Even with two cornerbacks having committed last week, do the Badgers still have room for his skills?

MADISON - After a flurry of commitments late last week, including two cornerbacks, Wisconsin's 2012 recruiting class appears to be nearing full in the secondary.

There appears at this moment, however, to still be room for cornerback Dion Witty.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback from Coral Springs (Fla.) HS has had a growing offer list over the past month, but no offer is bigger in terms of name recognition that the Badgers and his relationship with co-defensive coordinator Charlie Partridge is still solid.

"I've been talking to him, calling him every once in awhile to see how things are going and how the coaching is and everything," Witty told Badger Nation. "Everything has been good. He came down to my school in the spring. The main thing he said was that he liked that I am always around the ball."

Witty is still valued as a commodity by Wisconsin because the athletic senior can play both cornerback and safety, a main reason why Wisconsin is recruiting him solely as a defensive back. During his team's spring game, Witty took two of his three interceptions back for a touchdown, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

This summer, Witty has worked on his quick breaks and reading the quarterback to anticipate what's coming.

"I just want to make the last play," Witty said. "Whatever I do, I just try to stay focused and do my best."

In addition to Wisconsin, Witty has offers from Indiana (who he committed to briefly in May), Minnesota, Purdue, UCF, SMU, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan. Witty also camped at Miami at the end of May and also Indiana.

"It's been a really good process," Witty said. "I call a lot of schools to check in."

Over the next several weeks, Witty is planning to stay focused on his summer school work (he reports he's fully qualified) and take some unofficial visits when able.

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