Sturgis, Mich. quarterback Chance Stewart had limited contact with Wisconsin coaches since the coaching transition in Madison earlier this winter.
On Tuesday, the Rivals250 passer decided to re-open his process after having been committed to the Badgers since August.
"I talked to Coach (Dave) Aranda today and we thought the best thing for me moving forward was opening everything up," Stewart said. "I told him I am still considering Wisconsin and still want to keep in touch, but I want to take a couple visits, see other schools and make sure Wisconsin is the right deal."
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The de-commitment is not a parting of ways for Stewart and Wisconsin. Both parties maintain interest, and Stewart remains close with Badgers commits George Panos and Jaden Gault.
"There's lots of things I still like at Wisconsin," Stewart said. "With George and Jaden, we've been talking a bunch lately. Hopefully I will go take a visit in a month or two, meet the coaches and who knows… maybe next year I am signing my letter of intent to Wisconsin. But at this time, we felt it was the right time to open things up and explore other options.
"They were very positive about it. Coach Aranda said, 'Chance, you are still one of our top targets in the 2014 class. We want you to come up and visit, meet Coach (Gary) Andersen, Coach (Andy) Ludwig,' so they were very positive about it, so that was nice."
Once Stewart had committed to Wisconsin this past fall, his recruitment from other schools died off. That has picked up some in the last couple months, with several schools now entering the conversation.
"I have been getting lots of interest from MAC schools Western Michigan, Toledo, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan," Stewart said. "They all want me to come up for spring practices and meet their coaches. I went to Toledo's junior day two weeks ago.
"Then, Michigan State, Iowa and Purdue are three schools that are showing interest. It's mainly those seven right now, but I don't know exactly what's going to happen now that I have decommitted from Wisconsin."
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Stewart is also juggling responsibilities with his basketball team, which won its first round playoff game Monday night behind Stewart's 32 points and 20 rebounds.