The Wisconsin Badgers football program has had a crazy last few weeks. It has all been headlined by their hiring of head coach Luke Fickell. There have been several de-commitments since the hiring. That is to be expected when there is a change in the coaching staff. However, Fickell brings in a whole new recruiting pool that Wisconsin hasn’t been privy to in the past. A perfect example of that is the breaking news that happened tonight. A former four-star quarterback is scheduled to meet with Wisconsin.
QB Jacolby Criswell Visiting Wisconsin
Originally reported by Criswell entered the transfer portal after starting his college career at North Carolina. He reportedly told BadgerExtra on Wednesday he plans to visit the University of Wisconsin. The visit will be sometime next week and he is excited to meet with new Badgers coach Luke Fickell and new offensive coordinator Phil Longo. Longo was Criswell’s offensive coordinator with the Tar Heels.
Criswell was a four-star prospect out of Morrilton High School (Arkansas). He was rated as high as the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class. He appeared in 14 games for the Tar Heels, making one start in 2021. At 6 foot 2 and 225 pounds, he’s a tough runner who can be surprisingly elusive, and he has the throwing power to challenge every level of a defense. Criswell’s career stats so far in college:
- 18 of 31
- 204 passing yards
- 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
- 20 carries
- 133 rush yards
He’s slated to visit Arkansas this weekend, according to 247Sports, but the Badgers moved quickly to schedule a visit once news broke of Longo’s hire. Dual-threat QBs haven’t been Wisconsin’s M.O. for some time (Russell Wilson being the last notable one), but under HC Luke Fickell that will change. It is going to be an exciting future for Wisconsin Football.
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