Bielema Flips First Commit

One day after taking Wisconsin's defensive coordinator, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema takes one of the Badgers' recruits. Go inside for the BadgerNation exclusive.

MADISON - One day after losing its first assistant coach, Wisconsin lost its first recruit as a result of the coaching shakeup. Ironically both losses have been former coach Bret Bielema's gain.

One day after announcing the hiring of defensive coordinator Chris Ash to the same position at Arkansas, Georgia Military College defensive back Tiquention Coleman became Bielema's first verbal commitment since taking the Razorbacks job last Tuesday.

Coleman committed on the first day of his official visit.

"I just committed to Arkansas," Coleman told Badger Nation in a message. "I'm comfortable with the coaching situation here."

The 5-10, 194-pound Coleman, who runs 4.47 seconds in the 40 yard dash, committed to Wisconsin on November 18, 11 days after Bielema personally offered him a scholarship. He had 44 tackles, four interceptions, two recovered fumbles, two pass breakups and one forced fumble this past season.

Coleman, who also had late offers from Arizona and Mississippi State, will enroll for spring semester.

Wisconsin now sits at 18 verbal commits in its 2013 class.

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