Dual-Threat QB D.J. Gillins Commits To Wisconsin Over Arizona And Boston College

D.J. Gillins - Bud Elliott (SB Nation Recruiting)

The nation's 2nd best dual-threat QB chooses Wisconsin over Arizona and Boston College, the other finalists for his services.

D.J. Gillins, a dual-threat quarterback from Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Florida, has committed to Wisconsin, making the announcement this afternoon on ESPN Radio Southeast Georgia's Three And Out program. The former Texas Tech commit reopened his commitment back in March and chooses the Badgers over Arizona and Boston College, the other finalists for his services.

Here's what he told 247Sports' Evan Flood about Wisconsin ($):

"I like a lot about Wisconsin. It's far up north, but I like the fan base and tradition before the games. It's a great place and a great atmosphere."

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to those that have been following Gillins' recruitment closely the past few days. Wisconsin was a bit better positioned to land the nation's no. 2 ranked dual threat QB as the Badgers had yet to sign a quarterback in the 2014 class while the Eagles already had a verbal commitment from Middletown, Delaware dual-threat and 3* rated QB Darius Wade.

Wisconsin came on strong in the end and new head coach Gary Andersen has found his future signal-caller in Gillins.

It will be interesting to see where Boston College football goes from here. With just a few scholarships available in the 2014 class, will the BC coaching staff target a second signal-caller in this year's class, or focus on other more pressing needs? Fort Lauderdale's Sean White and Petaluma (Ca.)'s JaJuan Lawson are two possibilities under center, but I also wouldn't be surprised if the staff turns their attention to other needs to close out the 2014 class.

Best of luck to D.J. in Madison.

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