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Wisconsin Football News: Badgers CB Stepping Away, New Offer, More



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It’s been a busy few days for the Wisconsin football program. Don’t worry; Badger Notes has you covered with a roundup of all the latest news you may have missed.

Badgers cornerback not participating in team activities

According to a report by 247Sports, cornerback Al Ashford will not be participating in team activities this semester.

Ashford has missed extended time with the Wisconsin football program over his two seasons. The Colorado native missed the 2021 season due to a shoulder injury. After that, he would appear in four games during the 2022 season before suffering a leg injury, sidelining him for the rest of the season.

Ashford will remain with the program in 2023 but will not participate in activities. Here’s to hoping he gets back to full health sooner rather than later.

Wisconsin football offers 2024 four-star DT

The Badgers extended a scholarship offer to 2024 four-star defensive tackle Jericho Johnson on Monday night. 

According to 247Sports, Johnson is among the best defensive lineman in his class. Johnson is rated as the No. 16 defensive tackle and the No. 19 player in California. 

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive lineman holds 18 division one offers. Top programs such as Georgia and Alabama have extended offers, while Michigan joins UW as the only Big Ten school to offer the explosive athlete.

The Badgers have three committed recruits in the 2024 class Mabrey Mettauer, Grant Stec, and Rob Booker. UW has yet to land a defensive recruit, but they have thrown their hat in the ring for other big-time recruits. 

Spring roster released

UW will begin its spring practice on Saturday. Ahead of “The Launch,” Wisconsin released its full spring roster.

A notable but expected change is Jackson Acker moving to running back. The redshirt sophomore was UW’s fullback since starting his career in 2021. Acker started nine games as the Badgers’ fullback and got involved in the passing game, hauling in five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Acker will battle it out with Cade Yacamelli and Julius Davis for the RB3 spot behind Braelon Allen and Chez Mellusi.

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