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Big day gets bigger for Badgers

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Wisconsin co-defensive coordinator Dave Doeren has been know as one of the better recruiters in college football, but even with all of the success he's had it's hard to top what he pulled off this evening.
Earlier this evening Doeren, along with Badger head coach Bret Bielema, landed a commitment from Immokalee, Fla., three-star defensive back Aaron Henry.
But by the time the evening ended Doeren had pulled in another significant commitment.
"Things are going good – real good," Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) Royal Palm three-star running back Zach Brown said.
"I just committed to Wisconsin about 15 minutes ago. Ever since I went to Wisconsin, I knew it was the right place for me. I had a good visit, and I really bonded with the players. I just got a feeling that it's where I needed to be."
Brown, the nation's No. 51 running back and No. 100 player in Florida, said the Badgers' success at running back was another reason for his decision to commit to Wisconsin over Pittsburgh. But another big reason was Doeren.
"Coach Doeren is a really good person," Brown said.
"He understands how players think, and he understands the recruiting process. He has a good way of letting you know the important stuff. He never talked bad about another program. He knows what the recruits want to hear, and for me he stressed all the right positives that Wisconsin has."
Brown said he didn't originally intent to commit to the Badgers tonight on the in-home visit with Bielema and Doeren, but after he talked to the coaches it was a no-brainer.
"It just really started as an in-formal visit," Brown said. "But it just felt so right. We were just talking about all the things Wisconsin had going for it and I told them I was coming. Coach Bielema said I made his night. I think I made coach Doeren's, too."
Brown also had offers from Kansas State, Minnesota, Georgia Tech and Arkansas. He said he has no other plans on taking official visits.
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