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Pac-12 commit wowed by Big Ten trip

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Darius Allensworth was unsure what to expect during his unofficial visit to Wisconsin but the Romoland (Calif.) Heritage cornerback left pleasantly surprised with lots more to consider in his recruitment.
The soft Arizona commit raved about his trip to Madison, meeting with the coaching staff and getting a really good feel for what the Wisconsin program offers.
"It was a really exciting trip," Allensworth said. "What I thought of Wisconsin was totally different than what I experienced. It was a great trip.
"I saw the campus, met with the coaches, met with some of the players, went to the football field and saw some one-on-ones so it was a great experience."
Allensworth, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound three-star prospect, said he went to Wisconsin with some preconceived notions but they were almost immediately shot down.
His trip went incredibly well and the Badgers seem to be a serious player in his recruitment.
"My expectation was like, 'Who wants to live in Wisconsin?' but then going to Madison I understand why people want to live there," Allensworth said. "It's nice, it's beautiful with the lake and everything so it was a really nice place.
"It helped them a lot in my recruitment. I'm still committed to Arizona but I'm going home, getting back to California, I'm going to clear my head and we'll go from there."
The three-star prospect said he could take an unofficial visit to Cal sometime this week and then is unsure whether he'll take any other trips.
Allensworth, who looked good at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta earlier this summer, is rated No. 43 at cornerback in the 2013 class and No. 41 in the California state rankings.
He has been committed to Arizona since April 14.
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