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Wisconsin Badgers Football Hosts Impressive 2025 Linebacker



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Nov 19, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Bucky Badger reacts after a play by the Wisconsin Badgers during the third quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Badgers football staff continues to play host for the many talented recruits who want to make their way through Madison.

One particular recruit this past week really stood out after his successful sophomore season. 2025 three-star linebacker Denim Cook from Columbus, Ohio is a tremendous tackler with an eye for finding the ball carrier. Cook is coming off an extremely successful season as well where he recorded 106 tackles, 43 for loss, and four sacks. Cook also got a share of offensive snaps where he was used primarily as a blocker.

The linebacker walks onto the field at 6-foot-4-inches, 195 pounds as he provides menacing hits from all angles. Cook is a hitter and loves the nature of tackling, which is evident throughout his play. Cook is able to find seams and quickly get himself into the backfield to make the stop before the play develops. The speed and instincts of Cook make him an increasingly difficult player to stop.

This past season, Cook found himself in the backfield and came unblocked quite often as well. One of the more impressive things Cook is able to do involves his strength and rush abilities. The linebacker still needs to fill out his frame but provides a solid push despite this. One of the main struggles for Cook is his commitment to tackling. Cook wants to initiate contact and this could be an issue when bigger, stronger runners come his way.

As the linebacker continues to fill out his frame the fear of getting run over will subside. Cook is a three-star in the 2025 recruiting class with plenty of time left to develop. Cook has two more high school seasons before reaching the collegiate level of football.

Wisconsin Badgers Football: Is an Offer Coming Following Denim Cook’s Visit?

Currently, Denim Cook has not received a scholarship offer from the Wisconsin Badgers yet. The offer seems to be a guarantee at this point, but when Cook will receive the offer is a separate question. The linebacker has six total offers with his largest coming from the University of Louisville Cardinals. Once Wisconsin offers a scholarship they will become the largest program to enter the recruiting battle for Cook.

The Wisconsin football team will have a much different look this upcoming season. Not only will the new offense catch many fans by surprise, but the new additions on defense will also help boost the squad. Coach Luke Fickell and his staff have brought in a new, tenacious way of playing hard-nosed football. Given the way Cook plays and uses his body especially, he would be the perfect fit for this new defensive scheme.

The Wisconsin Badgers have gotten in early on Cook, and now they will have to stay active to land the talented recruit.

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Jarrett Guerrera is a graduate of Western New England University with a Bachelor's in English. Jarrett played rugby at the collegiate level, and has been a sports fanatic all his life. Jarrett is also a contributor for Wisconsin Sports Heroics.