Fairless Hills (Pa.) Pennsbury offensive tackle J.J. Denman surprised some people when he visited Wisconsin over the weekend and flipped from the Nittany Lions to the Badgers.
Denman, ranked the No. 8 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals.com, committed to Penn State back in May.
This weekend, however, Denman visited Wisconsin for their game against Indiana and he switched his commitment.
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"I went to Wisconsin and I ended up committing there," Denman confirmed early this week.
"I went to the spring game earlier this year and I saw the line play then. This week against Indiana I saw them play again and the way they had improved was really noticeable since that time."
That's not the only thing the 6-foot-7, 305-pound tackle liked about the Badgers.
"They do a good job of producing athletes that go to the next level," he added.
According to Denman, the idea to flip from one Big Ten school to another wasn't something that popped into his head overnight.
"I had it in the back of my head throughout the whole process," Denman said. "I'm just glad I've gotten it out of the way now and it's done."
Denman said his relationship with Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock was key. Hammock recruits the area for the Badgers.
"I'm a solid commitment," Denman concluded. "I don't think I'll be looking around."