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Wisconsin Badgers 2024 Recruit Profile: Kyan Berry-Johnson



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Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Badgers currently hold eight commitments in the 2024 recruiting cycle. 

One of the newest additions was three-star wide receiver Kyan Berry-Johnson out of Bolingbrook, Illinois. According to the 247Sports Composite, Berry-Johnson is the No. 905 player nationally, the No. 117 receiver in the 2024 class, and the No. 20 player in Illinois.

The 5-foot-10, 162-pound receiver is a speedy pass catcher with impressive hands. With his skill set, he could be a seamless fit in the air raid scheme.

Here’s a look at what Berry-Johnson brings to the Badgers.

A look at Wisconsin Badgers commit Kyan Berry-Johnson’s film

When looking at Berry-Johnson’s tape, one of the biggest things that stood out was his elusiveness. The Illinois native can stop on a dime and move east to west with ease.

On this rep, Berry-Johnson makes two players miss en route to a touchdown.

Although he stands at 5-foot-10, this kid can get up. His film shows a polished ability at high-pointing the football. There are questions if that will translate to the collegiate level, but this skill certainly doesn’t hurt.

This clip showcases his vertical ability best as he high-points the ball to perfection. 

Berry-Johnson’s burst after the catch is top-notch. He has the ability to hit that second gear quickly and outrun defenders. Pair that with his elusiveness; he is a real threat in the open field.

Here, Berry-Johnson turns on the afterburners and makes a defender miss before cashing it in for six.

His ability to burn defenders and win contested catch battles is one of his main draws. Berry-Johnson’s highlight tape has plenty of contested opportunities, and when he converts, it’s almost jaw-dropping.

He’s not just a deep threat, though, as he shows a crisp route-running technique. With his ability to stop on a dime, he can make his defenders look silly on the field. 

Here, Berry-Johnson executes an out route to perfection as his defender loses him.

I mentioned Berry-Johnson’s quick burst after the catch, but it bears repeating. Look at how quickly he hits the second gear on this play for a big gain.

The Illinois native may have a smaller frame but carries it well. Berry-Johnson doesn’t stop moving his feet at the point of contact, and his physicality allows him to squeeze himself out of trouble.

This last clip shows Berry-Johnson’s skill set all in one. He runs a crisp route, stops on a dime to make a man miss, and finishes the play after contact for a touchdown.

Final thoughts

Berry-Johnson has the tools to be a solid contributor for the Wisconsin Badgers. He still has his senior season to work on his skills, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him climb to a fringe four-star player.

Berry-Johnson joins Mabrey Mettauer, Grant Stec, Rob Booker, Derek Jensen, Thomas Heiberger, Kahmir Prescott, and Landon Gauthier as future Badgers who will join the program in 2024.

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