Scarlett Hoping to Visit Wisconsin

Although committing to Florida Atlantic and first year head coach Charlie Partridge in December, four-star Jordan Scarlett - the nation's No.3 tailback - is keeping his options open and has been having conversations with Wisconsin running back coach Thomas Brown.

One of the biggest headlines early in the 2015 recruiting class has to be Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas junior running back Jordan Scarlett giving Florida Atlantic the program's biggest commitment in school history. Committing the new head coach Charlie Partridge, Scarlett committed over 18 BCS schools and seen most of those schools continue to recruit him, including Wisconsin.

"I have heard from Wisconsin and I have been talking to Coach (Thomas) Brown through Facebook," Scarlett told BadgerNation. "He has just been telling me that he wants to get me up on campus and show me how they work up there. He is a pretty good coach, and he just got on the staff, but he is interested in me. He seems pretty cool and I have nothing bad to say about him."

The 5-11, 195-pound Scarlett is the No. 3 running back in the country and a four-star prospect by Scout.com, who holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Ohio State and many others, but still holds Wisconsin in high regard as one of his first offers last summer.

"It was very exciting getting an offer from them," said Scarlett. "It is a Big Ten school and a very good school for running backs. I like Wisconsin because they run the football and that is the school to go to if you are a good running back and want to excel."

While Scarlett is still committed to the Owls, he is not completely shutting down his recruiting process and is looking to take his official visits in the fall and has an idea on a few of those places.

"I am very solid right now, but I got to keep my mind open," said Scarlett of his commitment. "You just can't cut everything completely off. I am still hearing from a lot of schools like Florida State, Central Florida, Florida, South Carolina and Ohio State. I am looking to take official visits to Ohio State, South Carolina and Florida State when that time comes."

With Brown being the latest coach to build a rapport with Scarlett, following in the footsteps of Partridge and Thomas Hammock, the talented back also wants to be in Madison this fall to see a game.

"Wisconsin is definitely going to get one of my official visits," said Scarlett. "It is not 100 percent for sure yet, but I know I want to take one of my officials there."


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