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Badgers High Standards Potentially Costly?

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW) --  We've all got standards. Some of us set them high, some of us set them low. But regardless, we all have them.
The University of Wisconsin sure has them, and their expectations are causing top commits to find other homes.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Badgers top commit for 2015, running back Jordan Stevenson, was not admitted into Wisconsin, reportedly for academic reasons. 
This is a major blow for the Badgers, as the four star recruit was expected to compete for playing time as a freshman. 
Stevenson is the ninth potential player to reportedly be denied admission in the past four years, a growing trend for a program that values education over wins and losses.
These standards frustrated former head coach Gary Andersen so much, he left Wisconsin for Oregon State after just two seasons.

Thus far, the Badgers have lost three commits for the Class of 2015: Stevenson, offensive tackle Sam Madden and linebacker Mohamed Berry. Stevenson has yet to be picked up by another team, but Madden has signed with Georgia and Berry with Nebraska. In 2014, Wisconsin lost out on four players. 

Will this hurt the Badgers in the long-run? Or are they setting a new standard that should be exercised at other universities across the country?

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