One week before national signing day, Wisconsin’s 2015 recruiting class continues to change.
“Basically the departure of secondary coach Bill Busch made X’zaveian and Takadrae decide to look at other options,” said Dallas South Oak Cliff defensive coordinator R.J. Bond told Badger Nation, adding it was a mutual decision between the players and the Badgers. “He was the one who really recruited those guys. Once Busch left, I knew they probably were going to look around to find another spot.”
Ausborne – a three-star commit and No.126 cornerback in the country by Scout.com – was scheduled to go to the Nebraska game but had to postpone his visit to late January after one of South Oak Cliff’s playoff games conflicted with the scheduled. He canceled his UW visit when Busch wasn’t retained.
Williams – a three-star prospect and No.123 cornerback in the country - had not set up a weekend to visit Wisconsin. Busch was responsible for recruiting both prospects.
Both committed to Wisconsin on June 6. The 5-10 Ausborne committed to Wisconsin over a football offer from Louisville and a track offer from Ole Miss. The 6-1 Williams committed to Wisconsin over offers from Colorado State and Louisville.
Bond said a handful of schools have shown interest, but both players could go the junior college route since the decision comes so late in the recruiting cycle. Both players could also go the track route.
Their teammate – four-star running back Jordan Stevenson – is still expected to sign with Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s 2015 recruiting class now sits at 23 prospects. National signing day is next Wednesday, February 4.