Connect with us


Wisconsin Football Transfer Addition Surprisingly Flips Commitment

The Badgers have lost a transfer portal linebacker to Stanford.



Wisconsin Badgers Football helmet
Sep 27, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; A Wisconsin Badgers helmet sits on a cooler during the game against the South Florida Bulls at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin Badgers lost an offseason transfer portal addition before he ever played a snap for the football program. 

Northern Iowa linebacker Jahsiah Galvan, who initially committed to the Badgers in late December, has officially flipped his pledge to the Stanford Cardinals and former Wisconsin assistant Mark Donofrio. 

Galvan, who stands at 6-foot-3, 202 pounds, announced his flip on social media shortly after Wisconsin football added a slew of transfers at the position, namely Jaheim Thomas, Tackett Curtis, and Sebastian Cheeks.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Jahsiah Galvan (@jahgalvan)

He has three years of eligibility and chose Stanford over reported transfer portal offers from UW, Kansas, Cincinnati, and Kansas State. 

Wisconsin Football Loses Transfer Portal LB Jahsiah Galvan to Stanford

Well, there was always going to be some attrition at inside linebacker, given the number of bodies Wisconsin football had at the spot. However, I thought that might come after spring practice, and I didn’t anticipate one of the departures to come from a recent commit, but I get it.

The Badgers coaching staff worked their tail off to rebuild the linebacking corps this offseason. Odds are, Jahsiah Galvan likely didn’t see the same opportunity to earn a spot in the two-deep that was available before and thought it would be best to pursue greener pastures. 

Galvan is coming off a standout redshirt freshman season in which he played 11 games and led Northern Iowa’s defense in tackles (77) while also adding nine pressures, 5.5 TFLs, a forced fumble, and an interception en route to Missouri Valley All-Newcomer Team honors.

Wisconsin football now has eight inside linebackers on scholarship. Those players are Jaheim Thomas, Tackett Curtis, Jakey Chaney, Sebastian Cheeks, Christian Alliegro, Bryan Sanborn, Tyler Jansey, and incoming freshman Landon Gauthier.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read our work at 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 

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!

Dillon Graff is a Substack Newsletter Best Selling Author and the Owner of, your go-to source for in-depth coverage of the Wisconsin Badgers. His work has been featured in top media publications like USA Today, Bleacher Report, Verbal Commits, B5Q, Saturday Blitz, and Fansided.