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Wisconsin Football Lands First 2025 Commit, WR Enters the Portal, More



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Madison, Wis. – It’s been a busy few days for the Wisconsin football program. Don’t worry; BadgerNotes has you covered on all the latest UW news you may have missed.

Wisconsin Football Lands First 2025 Commit

UW kicked off its 2025 recruiting class with a bang, bringing in the younger brother of current Badger QB Braedyn Locke. 2025 QB Landyn Locke took to Twitter to announce his commitment.

Wisconsin beat out offers from Miami, SMU, Tulsa, and Western Kentucky for the young QB. Locke is currently unranked on major recruiting services but has recently picked up some steam. 

The Texas native made two appearances at the varsity level last season. In his time on the field, Locke completed 13 of his 23 pass attempts for 159 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Locke has some serious potential with his accuracy and arm strength. He’ll have plenty of time to hone his skills before he heads to Madison in 2025. 

Markus Allen Enters the Transfer Portal for a Second Time

Markus Allen, a former four-star recruit, announced on Friday that he would enter the transfer portal on his Twitter page.

This is Allen’s second time entering the portal since coming to Madison. The Ohio native looked elsewhere following the 2022 season and committed to Minnesota. Just days later, though, Allen announced he would return to Wisconsin.

Allen was buried in the depth chart during spring practice due to the ascension of transfer receivers CJ Williams, Will Pauling, and several others. Allen also faced some criminal charges following an incident at the Mifflin Block Party in Madison. However, the former Badger cleared the air after his transfer announcement, stating that the charges had been dropped.

In two seasons with the Badgers, Allen logged ten receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown. With his skillset, the former four-star prospect should receive plenty of interest in the portal.

Wisconsin Football Loses a Pair of 2024 Commits

Wednesday was a tough day for the Wisconsin football program. The day started with in-state TE Rob Booker announcing he would de-commit from Wisconsin. Then, just a day later, Booker announced on Twitter that he had committed to UCLA. 

Shortly after Booker’s de-commitment, three-star CB Vernon Woodward announced he had flipped to Illinois.

After losing a pair of 2024 commits, Wisconsin took a tumble down the recruiting charts. UW started the day with the No. 14 class in the country but quickly fell to No. 19, according to 247Sports.

Wisconsin is still in on multiple top targets, some of which have announced their commitment dates, so the Badgers won’t stay down for long.

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