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Badgers Jumping Around for Gillins

Jacksonville (Fla.) Jean Ribault Quarterback D.J. Gillins made Wisconsin very happy when he told the Badgers he'd be their quarterback in the 2014 class.

Gillins committed to Wisconsin Monday.

The four-star signal caller actually gave his verbal commitment to Head Coach Gary Andersen and Wisconsin on Thursday, becoming their eleventh commitment in the class of 2014.

"They were very excited," Gillins told Badger247. "They kept saying they were fired up. I talked to the head coach and three other coaches at the same time. It was pretty interesting. All their reactions were pretty much the same. It was pretty cool."

Gillins had a final three of Arizona, Boston College, and Wisconsin, but held other offers from Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Texas Tech, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia among others.

The nation's No. 2 ranked dual-threat quarterback was once committed to Texas Tech. Coming off a torn ACL during his junior season, Gillins feels the Badgers are still getting a great player, but an even better individual.

"They're getting a leader," he said. "A dual-threat quarterback. They're also getting a great person. That's all I can say."

Gillins is ranked as the nation's No. 127 ranked player and Wisconsin's second commitment from the Top247.

Stay tuned to Badger247 for more on Gillins' commitment...

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