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Wisconsin Football News: Badgers Make Transfer Portal Addition, Bowl Projections, More



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Oct 25, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; The Wisconsin logo at midfield of Camp Randall Stadium following the game between the Maryland Terrapins and Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin won 52-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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 Badgers Add Former Division 2 All-American in Transfer Portal 

Due to a lack of playable talent followed by a slew of transfers, Wisconsin football left spring practice needing some depth at cornerback. 

The coaching staff sifted through the portal in search of a system fit that was more than a one-year rental. After working tirelessly behind the scenes, the Badgers successfully flipped former Grand Valley State defensive back and offseason Vanderbilt commit Nyzier Fourqurean.

Fourqurean was the No. 70 transfer cornerback. After entering the portal, the former All-American picked up offers from Tulane, Charlotte, James Madison, and Georgia Southern.

As a sophomore, the former Division 2 All-American cornerback registered 28 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and four interceptions. During Fourqurean’s freshman year at Grand Valley State, he totaled 13 tackles and one pass breakup.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back reunites with his former head coach Matt Mitchell and joins the Wisconsin football program with two years of eligibility remaining. 

Where Wisconsin Football Lands in Way Too Early Bowl Projections 

Earlier this week, Brett McMurphy of the Action Network released his way-too-early bowl projections for the 2023 college football season. 

Because I know you’re all dying to know where Wisconsin football is being projected in mid-May, McMurphy had Luke Fickell and the Badgers failing to make a New Years 6 bowl game and instead taking on Josh Heupel and the Tennesee Volunteers in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. 

Considering that Wisconsin has compiled a 20-13 record over the past three seasons, it’s fair to assume that coach Fickell and his staff will endure their fair share of challenges but can compete for the Big Ten West title in 2023. And even though the optimists in the fanbase will probably kill me for this, a college football playoff appearance is far too premature for my taste, given the system overhaul taking place on offense. 

Other Wisconsin Football News

After visiting Wisconsin football for the first time during The Launch, 2024 three-star running back Gideon Ituka, out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, has scheduled an official visit to Madison. 

Ituka, a high-priority target of Devon Spalding and the Badgers coaching staff, will be on campus from June 9-11. According to the industry-generated 247Sports composite rankings, he is the No. 73 RB in the 2024 recruiting class and the No. 24 player in Maryland. 

The 5-foot-10, 225-pound tailback ran for 1,106 yards and 16 touchdowns as a Junior and currently holds offers from Boston College, Liberty, Maryland, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Toledo, and several other schools. 

Ituka would make for an intriguing change of pace option behind some of the more one-cut zone running backs that Wisconsin football has pursued to this point. 

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