Committed Back Visits Wisconsin

With the Badgers waiting for their top three running back targets to decide, the Wisconsin coaching staff hosted a committed tailback for its game against Utah State.

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MADISON - In search of a tailback in the 2013 recruiting class, the Wisconsin coaching staff is patiently waiting on three players – Corey Clement, Alex Collins and David Williams – to make their final decision. But with all three players taking their official visits and their time with the process, the Badgers are looking at other potential options.

That's one of the main reasons Wisconsin reconnected with Lake Central (IN) tailback and Purdue verba commit David Yancey.

Yancey (5-11, 200 pounds) had experienced previous sides of Wisconsin over the summer, visiting for the spring game and getting a tour of the facilities and getting a chance to work one-on-one with the coaching staff during a high school summer camp.

On Saturday, Yancey got to experience Camp Randall's night atmosphere on an unofficial visit, watching as the Badgers pulled out a 16-14 victory over Utah State.

"It was pretty nice," Yancey told Badger Nation. "I liked the atmosphere. It was a close game. The coaches are really cool up there, and I really wanted to see how everything was up there. I had never been to a game (at Wisconsin)."

Rated a three-star athlete and the No.93 running back in the country by Scout.com, Yancey watched the game with UW 2013 recruits Alec James, Chikwe Obasih and T.J. Watt.

"Chikwe gave me a lot love," said Yancey. "We talked a lot, which was pretty nice. I met a lot of the commits and they are really nice guys. They are different than my Boiler teammates, but it was really nice."

When Yancey wasn't offered following Wisconsin's summer camp, likely because of UW waiting on the above mentioned prospects and having limited scholarships, he jumped on his offer from Purdue, committing to the Boilermakers the last week of June.

Yancey said the coaching staff relayed to him they have approximately four scholarship offers left, and the Badgers are one of a few teams Yancey says continue to recruit him.

"They just want to take it slow with me, but I am a Boiler," said Yancey. "(If Wisconsin offered), I would have to talk to my parents about it. As of right now, I am committed to Purdue. I really like how Purdue is playing right now. They played Eastern Michigan pretty tough. I think the sky is the limit for Purdue this year."

Yancey's team has started 5-0 to start the season with him rushing for 880 yards and 13 touchdowns.

"I was trying to get to 1,000 yards last game, but that's OK," said Yancey. "We are building our passing game because our offensive line and running game is really good. When we get to the playoffs, we know we need a good passing game, so we are putting the pieces together. I just have to keep on working."


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