The Wisconsin Badgers Spring football practices are underway as the new players and staff learn Madison. Already, there have been some new faces making big plays in practice for the Badgers. Boston College transfer Jason Maitre has stood out thus far in practice as he looks to solidify himself into the Wisconsin squad. Maitre will get a fresh start after playing with the Eagles over the course of the last five years.
Wisconsin Badgers Football: Jason Maitre Opening Eyes Early
All the way back in the recruiting class of 2018, Jason Maitre ranked as a three-star recruit from Everett, Massachusetts. Maitre was ranked the seventh overall recruit in his state and held three scholarship offers from Boston College, Bryant, and the University of Rhode Island. Maitre decided to stay close to home and committed to the Boston College Eagles as an athlete after playing wide receiver and safety in high school.
After five seasons at Boston College, Maitre racked up 133 total tackles, nine for a loss, four sacks, and three interceptions. Maitre also recorded an interception returned for a touchdown as a red-shirt freshman. In his time at Boston College, the team only managed to appear in one bowl game and their 3-9 record this past season was the worst Maitre had witnessed. Following the conclusion of the season, Maitre entered the transfer portal and committed to Liberty for a short time before re-opening his recruitment.
Now on the Wisconsin Badgers, Jason Maitre is looking to make his mark on a ranked football team for the first time in his collegiate playing career. Coach Luke Fickell first discovered Jason Maitre when he played against him in the 2020 Birmingham Bowl. Cincinnati won the game 38-6, but Maitre played excellently and recorded seven solo tackles against the Bearcats. Now, the coach and player join forces on the Badgers as each looks to lead Wisconsin to a successful season.
Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football: Practice Check-Ins
Already in the Spring practices there have been plenty of names thrown around as the team continues to impress the staff each day. Tanner Mordecai, Nick Evers, and Braedyn Locke have all shined as the quarterback room looks better than ever. The new-look receiving room has also been on fire during camp, hauling in impressive catches each practice as the team begins to shape up.
On the defensive side of the ball, the team has been able to get home on a number of occasions and stuff the offense. The pressure the defense has been able to generate has been impressive, and the plays they have made on 50-50 balls are even more impressive. Alexander Smith and Ricardo Hallman have had nice camps thus far, while Jason Maitre has been on fire recently.
The Spring standout has been lining up in the slot for the Badgers as receivers have struggled against him. The Wisconsin receivers have not been able to gain separation against Maitre as he continues to dominate in the one-on-one drills. As the offense continues to struggle against Maitre, it seems more and more likely that the transfer will get to start on day one for the Badgers.
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