Improving the quality and depth of the Badgers defensive line will be paramount for the Wisconsin football program in order to take the next step as a defense in 2024.
The Badgers have already been connected to a handful of defensive linemen since the transfer portal officially opened, and now Wisconsin has a new scholarship offer out to Youngstown State DT Anthony Johnson.
Standing at 6-foot-3, 300 pounds, Johnson is a grad transfer with one year of eligibility and has already picked up offers from UAB, UMASS, Michigan State, and now the University of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Offered!! pic.twitter.com/35zFAJQ53T
— Ant (@anttt88) December 5, 2023
Wisconsin Football Offers Youngstown State Defensive Lineman in Transfer Portal
The Wisconsin football team’s defensive line play this past season was “meh” at best in Luke Fickell’s first year as head coach. In the spirit of fairness, it was a personnel grouping with skill sets that differed from what he’s traditionally asked his d-lineman to do (rush the passer).
With James Thompson Jr, Ben Barten, Darian Varner, and Cade McDonald as the only known Badgers contributors returning next season, adding multiple experienced bodies in Coach Greg Scruggs’ DL room is a must.
Anthony Johnson redshirted at Bowling Green his freshman year, then transferred to Youngstown State, where he appeared in 36 games across the next four seasons. He finished his career with the Penguins totaling 45 tackles, 38 pressures, 9.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, and a fumble recovery.
Wisconsin football coaches have been selective about their offers thus far, but Johnson is a name worth monitoring because the Badgers have a clear need on the interior defensive line.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read our work at BadgerNotes.com. For more Wisconsin Badgers Athletics and Big Ten content, follow us on Twitter & Facebook. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel. For feedback, questions, or to apply for a writing position, please email our Publisher @DillonGraff at Dillon.T.Graff@gmail.com.
Also, be sure to check out our shop, subscribe to our newsletter, and the BadgerNotes After Dark podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all other streaming platforms. Because of your support, we have become one of the fastest-growing independent media outlets focused on giving a voice to the fans!
Wisconsin Football Offers 4-Star RB, Plus More Badgers News
Wisconsin Football to Host Newly Offered 4-Star Running Back on Visit
Wisconsin Badgers Forward Serah Williams Dominates in Fourth Straight Win Over Minnesota
Former Wisconsin Basketball Star Frank Kaminsky Inks New Deal
Wisconsin Football Student Section Was Embarrassing vs. Ohio State
Paul Chryst Emerging as Top Target for Big Ten Coaching Vacancy
FB Recruiting3 days ago
Wisconsin Football Recruiting Target Picks up Unfortunate Crystal Ball
Football3 days ago
Wisconsin Football Bolstered Its Secondary With a Top-Graded Transfer
FB Recruiting3 days ago
Source: Wisconsin Football Losing Ground in Pursuit of Top 150 Recruiting Target
Basketball4 days ago
High-Flying Dunk by AJ Storr Causes Social Media Buzz