Ironton (Ohio) running back Jaquez Keyes has committed to Wisconsin.

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“Thank you Coach Chryst and Coach Al Johnson and the rest of the staff for making me a priority and going above and beyond,” he said in his commitment post. “I’m excited to get to work and continue the great trandition of running backs at Wisconsin.”

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“I fit what they do,” said Keyes following his Badger offer. “They run the football. Downhill runners are what they’re built for. It’s definitely a place I feel like anybody would want to go to.”

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Keyes is a powerful 6-foot-1, 210-pound back who some schools liked as a defensive player, but Wisconsin recruited as a running back, similar to Braelon Allen’s recruitment.

Last season, Keyes rushed for 1,074 yards and 11 touchdowns on 94 carries and also carries a 3.8 GPA in the classroom. He was an All-State selection as a junior.

He had offers from Iowa, Pittsburgh and more.

A three-star prospect, Keyes is ranked the No. 25 rising senior recruit in the state of Ohio.

He becomes commitment No. 4 in Wisconsin’s 2023 class and the second of the day joining safety Justin Taylor.