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Wisconsin Football Lands 3-Star LB, Myles Burkett Discusses Future, More



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It’s been a busy few days for the Wisconsin football program. Badger Notes has you covered all the latest UW news you may have missed.

Wisconsin football lands a three-star in-state linebacker

The Badgers picked up another commitment in the 2024 cycle. Three-star LB Landon Gauthier took to Twitter to announce his commitment.

Gauthier is the sixth commitment in the 2024 class. He joins Mabrey Mettauer, Grant Stec, Rob Booker, Derek Jensen, and Thomas Heiberger as future Badgers.

Gauthier is the No. 70 linebacker in the class and the No. 8 player in Wisconsin, according to the 247Sports Composite. 

The Green Bay native has a large frame, standing at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. His frame puts him ahead of other high school linebackers, and he’ll only get bigger and stronger when he joins UW. 

You can check out Gauthier’s HUDL tape here.

QB Myles Burkett discusses his future with the Wisconsin football program

Myles Burkett, a former three-star QB, has been buried in the depth chart due to the additions of Tanner Mordecai, Braedyn Locke, and Nick Evers.

Although he has been stuck behind some other signal callers, the Franklin, Wisconsin native made it known that he is here to stay. In an interview with The Athletic’s Jesse Temple, Burkett had this to say:

“No. I was never going to leave here. I respect coach Fickell. I respect coach Longo. The bottom line is I love my teammates. And I’m proud of myself in the competitor that I am. At the end of the day, I’m a competitor and when there’s competition in the room, that raises my game each and every day, not just pick and choose one day that I want to go. Each and every day I’ve got to be on my keys. So never was there any thought about transferring.” 

In the current era of college sports, with the transfer portal taking over, it’s a breath of fresh air to hear a player be committed to a school through thick and thin. 

Burkett has plenty of competition as he fights for reps in spring practice, but his loyalty has not wavered. 

QB Marshall Howe on the rise

The quarterback competition has been interesting to watch in spring practice. 

Tanner Mordecai has solidified his spot as QB1, as he has impressed since day one. Meanwhile, Braedyn Locke quickly ascended to Wisconsin’s No. 2 signal-caller with his impressive arm talent and decision-making. Many thought Oklahoma transfer Nick Evers would take over the QB3 spot, but a former walk-on has been moving up the depth chart. 

According to Rohan Chakravarthi, Marshall Howe has climbed up to No. 3 in the QB depth chart. 

Howe, a walk-on in 2022, has earned reps with the third team due to his understanding of the offense. The California native mostly had FCS offers out of high school but earned a PWO with the Wisconsin football program. Through the first few weeks of spring, Howe has impressed enough to earn a top spot among the Badgers QBs.

As we draw closer to the 2023 season, the quarterback competition remains one to watch. It’s still early, but Howe has made his presence known.  

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