Badgers land big back Taiwan Deal

Six-foot-2, 235-pound running back Taiwan Deal (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will play for Wisconsin. The news has been confirmed by multiple reports:

Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia also offered. Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia expressed interest.

Wisconsin has nine verbals for 2014.