Earlier this week, Fickell spoke with Matt Lepay for the first time on his self-titled weekly radio show, covering a myriad of topics. One of the more intriguing ones he talked about was which true freshman he’s excited about — giving fans a potential look at who we could expect to play meaningful snaps this fall.
Wisconsin Football Coach Talks About Which True Freshman Who Will Play This Fall.
Luke Fickell made it clear to Badgers fans that he doesn’t anticipate many true freshmen playing prominent roles this fall. However, Fickell went out of his way to say that freshman tight end Tucker Ashcraft will contribute to the Wisconsin Badgers this fall in a shallow position group.
Ashcraft was a late addition to the 2023 class and reportedly came on strong in the last few practices open to the media. Given the unproven nature of the Badgers tight ends, the Washington native provides a ton of athletic upside that UW needs to mix in with Riley Nowakowski, Hayden Rucci, and Jack Pugh.
Duclona enrolled early and left spring practice squarely in the two-deep before the Badgers coaching staff made a pair of veteran transfer portal additions to shore up the spot. The coaching staff is incredibly high on his future, and it would be great to see him get some in-game experience in Mike Tressel’s system.
Alliegro is a surprising one to hear, at least for me. His HUDL film was impressive, and Alliegro is a toolsy linebacker that fits UW’s new multiple-defensive scheme. Given the more established players ahead of him on the depth chart — Alliegro’s name being mentioned probably eludes to him being a core special teams guy this fall. But true freshman who earn the right to play special teams rather than redshirt often works their way into the two-deep the following season. I’ll be keeping an eye on him for sure.
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