The Wisconsin football coaching staff didn’t waste any time getting one of its top transfer portal-wide receiver targets on campus for an official visit in an effort to bolster the Badgers’ group of pass-catchers.
Wake Forest transfer Jahmal Banks confirmed to BadgerNotes.com that he had just wrapped up a mid-week official visit to Madison.
“The visit was great,” Banks told BadgerNotes. “The best you could hope for in 24 hours — from academics, athletics, the conversation, the people, the culture of the environment, along with its rich history and a vision for success.”
Banks is ranked as the ninth-best wideout currently available in the transfer portal. Other contenders in the mix for his services include Michigan, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Purdue, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Boston College, and Charlotte.
“I saw the academics, support staff, and the football facilities,” Banks said. “I saw downtown and a majority part of the campus. The Edgewater’s view was amazing. I also watched film and talked ball. Then we went to Delmonico’s steakhouse and dined with Will Pauling & the coaches.”
Wisconsin Football Eyeing Wake Forest Transfer WR Jahmal Banks.
Wisconsin football is in a terrific spot regarding its slot wide receiver depth, and it even found a nice complimentary starting piece in Bryson Green last off-season.
That said, the Badgers need another boundary weapon they can start opposite of Green that can help new quarterback Tyler Van Dyke push the ball downfield in Phil Longo’s offense.
Jahmal Banks emerged as a fitting candidate and a top priority for this Wisconsin Badgers staff as soon as he hit the transfer portal.
In 44 career games, Banks recorded 107 catches, 1,404 yards, and 13 touchdowns for the Deamon Deacons. The Washington, DC native caught 59 passes for 653 yards and four touchdowns this past season, showing remarkable reliability with zero drops on 88 targets.
Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 205 pounds, Banks brings size and talent to stretch the field for the Wisconsin football team and excels in contested catches. With numerous schools vying for his attention, it’s noteworthy that Wisconsin swiftly arranged an official visit for Banks.
We’ll continue to monitor how things are trending in the coming days, but this is an encouraging sign for a Badgers offense that lacked explosive plays in the first year of the air raid offense.
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