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2023 3-Star Thomas Jefferson DE Jordan Mayer Commits to Wisconsin

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2023 three-star defensive end Jordan Mayer had planned to make official visits to Wisconsin, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Virginia Tech, but after an official visit to Wisconsin over the weekend, his mind was made up.

Mayer (6-foot-5, 235 pounds) committed to Wisconsin Sunday night, spurning interest from WVU, VT and Cincinnati and offers from Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Duke, Duquesne, Georgia Tech, James Madison, Miami (Oh.), Rutgers, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.

With an original commitment to Boston College on March 20, Mayer’s recruiting process picked up in the days and weeks that followed, and he de-committed on April 22. With his recruiting process re-opened, after the very difficult decision to step away from BC, he wanted to be absolutely sure about his next home.

“It was very, very difficult to de-commit,” Mayer told PSN earlier this month. “The coaches at Boston College are absolutely amazing. I was stressing about this for a week or two. I feel that I rushed my decision and want to be 100 percent sure with no doubts.

“I will definitely be committing sometime between now until the month of June,” Mayer said. “This next time I will close my recruitment and find my home for the next four years.”

With an unofficial visit to Wisconsin on April 22, followed by the official on June 10, it’s clear that Wisconsin charged into Mayer’s recruiting process and swept him off his feet with two late visits. The talked edge rusher/defensive end will now call Madison, Wisconsin home.

247Sports rates Mayer as the 947th-ranked recruit in the class (54th-ranked edge rusher and 17th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while On3 rates him as the 1,025th-ranked recruit in the class (69th-ranked edge rusher and the 17th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania). Rivals rates Mayer as the 24th-ranked recruit in Pennsylvania.

Mayer joins Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher (WVU), Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne (Penn State) and Washington’s Davoun Fuse (Rutgers) as WPIAL recruits to make their college decisions this cycle, and he joins 2022 three-star athlete Cade Yacamelli (Penn-Trafford) in committing to Wisconsin in the last two classes.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Eli
Eli
19 days ago

We’re back to not being able to recruit the WPIAL. It’s like 2017 all over again.

Mike Vukovcan
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19 days ago
Reply to  Eli

Pitt’s recruiting especially at defensive end is just fine.

Eli
Eli
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike Vukovcan

True. I just wish they could keep more of these local guys at home.

Pittband
Pittband
19 days ago
Reply to  Eli

Apparently a head case. Thinks he’s better than he is.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
19 days ago
Reply to  Pittband

And you know this how? “Thinks he’s better than he is” ok. What is your basis for trashing this kid, who’s ranking dovetails right around where our recruits generally are.

Pittband
Pittband
19 days ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Read past posts. Cherpak is Pitt born and bred and has sent a number of players to Pitt, last one Danielson. But not this one. You and I are opposites. So we continue to disagree.

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