UW football: Michael Jordan — A.J., not M.J. — commits to Badgers

2010-10-20T18:36:00Z 2010-10-30T09:39:00Z UW football: Michael Jordan — A.J., not M.J. — commits to BadgersAdam Mertz | 608-252-6474 | adam.mertz@madison.com madison.com

Ohio prep receiver Michael "A.J." Jordan announced Wednesday evening that he will play college football at the University of Wisconsin, picking the Badgers over Michigan, according to a report by Scout.com.

Jordan, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, plays at Trotwood-Madison High School in suburban Dayton. He has been slowed by a hamstring injury this season, but has nine catches for 103 yards (11.4 average), according to a report in the Dayton Daily News.

He announced his decision at a scheduled event at 8 Ball & Wings, a sports bar in Trotwood.

View highlights of Jordan from ScoutingOhio.com in the rail at left. To watch in full-screen mode, press play and then clock the icon to the right of the "fast forward" button.

According to Scout.com, Jordan had offers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and West Virginia.

Jordan is rated a four-star recruit by Scout.com and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

He is the third Ohio prospect to verbally commit to the Badgers in the five days since their 31-18 victory over No. 1 Ohio State, joining running back Trayion Durham and offensive lineman Ray Ball.

In all, 16 players have pledged to the Badgers as part of the Class of 2011.

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