The Wisconsin Badgers have been rather quiet as of late in the recruiting world. Football recruiting is starting to slow down as training for the upcoming season ramps up. Despite the limited recruiting news, that does not mean the Badgers stopped, and a familiar face in the weight room is a perfect example.
Wisconsin Badgers Covertly Land OL Max Rader From NDSU
Recently, the football team has returned to their strength and conditioning program ahead of the 2023 season. Following the additions of Luke Fickell, his staff, and his new recruiting classes, expectations for the Badgers have shifted. The team is expected to get into shape and compete for conference titles.
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— Brady Collins (@BCstrength) February 13, 2023
The building of a program does not happen over night, and it also does not happen over Social Media. Some aspects of recruiting and building a team will go unnoticed. However, in a recent Tweet by Brady Collins, the Wisconsin strength and conditioning coach, it was revealed that lineman Max Rader has joined the team.
Rader, who is a Wisconsin native from De Pere, entered the transfer portal on January 9th. The former three-star recruit was a North Dakota State hard commit and signee. As a true freshman, Rader touched the field in two games and entered the portal following roster changes. His time in the portal was not tracked very closely and there was no indication Rader had joined the team previously.
Wisconsin had never offered a scholarship or roster spot to Rader out of high school. Despite his location to the school, the Badgers had not recruited him. Now, Rader comes full circle as he joins the Badgers squad in hopes of eventually earning a starting spot. The big lineman comes in at six foot six inches and roughly 250 pounds. Given his size and his frame, the Wisconsin staff may look to use Rader in receiving packages as he would pose a mismatch.
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