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Wisconsin football's 2024 recruiting class shrinks as corner decommits

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The Badgers’ 2024 class lost one of its two verbal commits Wednesday.

Austin Alexander, who plays for Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, announced that he was reopening his recruiting process.

“Me and my family had a long talk about my commitment To wisconsin and we feel as though it’s best to decommit from Wisconsin and open up my recruitment while I’m getting to know the new coaching staff and other schools,” Alexander said in a tweet. “Wisconsin is a great school and I hope to still be recruited by Wisconsin. Please respect my decision.”

Alexander became the University of Wisconsin football team's first verbal commitment for the 2024 class when he told Rivals.com of his decision to become a Badger in late October. That came during a time when Jim Leonhard was serving as interim head coach. He was among 15 names expected to attend the Badgers’ junior day event last weekend.

The recruit announced offers from Iowa State, Northern Illinois and Southern Cal earlier this week.

Alexander recorded 49 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior during the 2022 season, according to MaxPreps. 247Sports and Rivals both designate the Illinois native as a three-star recruit.

That leaves four-star quarterback Mabrey Mettauer as the lone verbal commitment for UW’s 2024 class.

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