Wisconsin pledge James setting up visits
December, 31, 2012
By Erik McKinney | ESPN Insider
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSDefensive end Alec James remains committed to Wisconsin, but says he will take visits to Oregon and elsewhere.
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Wisconsin has done a terrific job in-state with this recruiting class, as the Badgers earned verbal commitments from four of the state's top six prospects. But new head coach Gary Andersen could have a battle on his hands for the state's top-ranked player, four-star defensive end Alec James (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East).
While James still considers himself a Wisconsin commit, he will take visits between now and signing day. While he isn't sure how many he will take and when he will take them, he said trips to Clemson, Florida State, Michigan State and Oregon could all happen. The only one that will definitely happen is the Oregon visit, as James will see the Ducks on Jan. 11.
Wisconsin still seems to have the inside track, however, and an early phone call from Andersen kept them there.
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