Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers helmet sits on the field before the game with the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Football Recruiting: Badgers Land D.J. Gillins


After extending him an offer in late May, the Wisconsin Badgers landed a quality dual-threat quarterback from the Class of 2014 on Monday as D.J. Gillins made the call and committed to the Badgers. Gillins is a three-star recruit and is ranked as one of the Top 5 dual-threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2014.

Oct 6, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky performs during a timeout against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin now has ten commitments from the Class of 2014 and two commitments from the state of Florida.

The other teams that offered at the Florida native, but did not get his commitment were the Arizona Wildcats, Boston College Eagles, Duke Blue Devils, Florida International Panthers, Florida Atlantic Owls, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Kentucky Wildcats, Massachusetts Minutemen, North Carolina Tar Heels, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Troy Trojans, Vanderbilt Commodores, and West Virginia Mountaineers.

D.J. Gillins contains a number of skills on the football field. His best skills are his size, arm strength, and release.

However, he still shows very nice accuracy, pocket presence, and intangibles.

Gillins is one of those recruits where the sky is the limit for him. He has certain skills that are his best, but he doesn’t have any major weak-spots in his game.

With the right development in Madison, we could see Gillins do some pretty good things for the Badgers.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 13th in the state of Florida, 3rd among dual-threat quarterbacks, and 127th among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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