It’s been a busy couple of days for the Wisconsin football program, ladies and gents, but fear not because BadgerNotes can help get you back up to speed with a roundup of some important news you may have missed.
Wisconsin Football Makes the Cut for Four-Star RB Jordan Marshall
Earlier this week, four-star running back Jordan Marshall out of Cincinnati, Ohio, who recently visited Madison for junior day, trimmed his list of schools in consideration down to four.
Although the 5-foot-10, 193-pound RB accumulated more than 25 offers–he’s now down to a final four of Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, and the Wisconsin football program.
BREAKING: Four-Star RB Jordan Marshall is down to 4️⃣ Schools!
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) February 2, 2023
Marshall, a standout at Archbishop Moeller High School, registered 1,961 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns en route to being named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Ohio.
According to the 247 composite rankings, Marshall is the No. 105 prospect in the 2024 recruiting class, the No. 8 RB in the country, and the No. 2 player in Ohio.
The top 10 running back wants to commit sometime this summer, but I’d be shocked to see Wisconsin football pull this one off.
Wisconsin Football Lands Commitment on National Signing Day
Since taking over the program, Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin football coaching staff fought tooth and nail to get three-star nose tackle Jamel Howard out of Chicago, Illinois, back into the fold.
Thankfully, on National Signing Day, the hard work paid off when Howard, who was trending towards the Michigan Wolverines, announced in front of friends and family that he was (re)committing to the University of Wisconsin and putting a cherry on top of the 2023 class.
IM HOME 🏠💯 pic.twitter.com/H79hKzDJBo
— Jamel howard Jr5️⃣8️⃣ (@HJ_Jr58) February 2, 2023
Per the 247sports Composite, Howard is the No. 1,168 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, the No. 124 DL in the country, and the No. 25 player in Illinois.
The 6-foot-3, 320-pound defensive lineman finished his senior season with 53 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble, according to MaxPreps.
Jamel Howard’s fit with the Wisconsin football program isn’t worth speculating about — he’s coming in to play nose tackle at the next level and provide immediate depth on the Badgers’ defensive line.
Wisconsin Football Announces Spring Game
You’ve been asking for it, and the Wisconsin football program heard you loud and clear — there WILL be a spring football game in 2023.
The UW Athletic Department announced the Badgers will hold a spring game open to the public on April 22nd – helping usher in a new era of Wisconsin football in what they’re calling “The Launch.”
𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙇𝘼𝙐𝙉𝘾𝙃 🚀
The first opportunity for YOU to experience the new era of Wisconsin football.
𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟐𝟐. 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐥. Mark it ✍️
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 3, 2023
UW’s spring game will be an open practice with drills and a live scrimmage toward the end of the event. It will give Badgers fans their first look at the team’s new direction under Luke Fickell and his coordinators, Phil Longo and Mike Tressell.
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