Title: Wisconsin Badgers Extend Offer to 2024 Cornerback Lloyd Irvin
In a recent development, the Badgers extended an offer to Lloyd Irvin, a promising cornerback from the 2024 class. Initially invited to attend a camp in June, Irvin’s impressive performance at practice caught the attention of safeties coach Colin Hitschler, leading to the offer being extended directly. This exciting opportunity has left Irvin feeling like he was in a better place than he had previously thought with the Wisconsin Badgers.
The Wisconsin Badgers Original Stance
Lloyd Irvin recently spoke to Bucky’s 5th Quarter about where he was at in the recruiting process with the Wisconsin Badgers:
“I’ve been in constant communication with Wisconsin for a while now after my visit where I originally thought I had to camp. But, I was fortunate for them to be able to come down and evaluate me in person at practice, so the offer felt great and earned.”
Lloyd Irvin and His Recruitment Process
Lloyd Irvin has yet to be ranked by 247Sports, however he is listed as a 6’3″ 175-pound cornerback that hails from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He currently attends Charles Herbet Flowers High School. He’s said to have received 15 offers from various schools, including the Wisconsin Badgers. He is set to visit on June 9th and has a lot of respect for the school:
“[The Badgers] are very high on my list. I have a high level of respect for all of their coaches and their experience with coaching up long corners like myself.”
Comparisons to a Former Wisconsin Badger Coaching Staff Success
Conversations with the coaching staff have been positive and encouraging for Lloyd Irvin. The Badgers’ staff has highlighted his potential fit within their plans and drawn comparisons to Sauce Gardner, a standout cornerback they developed during their time at Cincinnati.
Sauce Gardner currently plays for the New York Jets in the NFL, and was drafted 4th overall. During his time at Cincinnati, he worked directly with Head Coach Luke Fickell, and a few others on the coaching staff that Fickell brought along with him.
A Promising Future
Lloyd Irvin had a successful high school campaign last season. He played in 8 games for Charles Herbert Flowers High School, and put up some stats that should help solidify his status as a cornerback that can help the Wisconsin Badgers out once he is eligible to play in college.
In his 8 games, he averaged 2.5 tackles per game, totaling 17 tackles on his own, with 3 assists. One of those tackles was for a loss of yards on the other side of the ball. While he didn’t lead the team by any means, he still had a decent season that should translate well to college football.
The Wisconsin Badgers’ offer to Lloyd Irvin, a promising cornerback from the 2024 class, highlights the program’s commitment to identifying and recruiting top talent. Irvin’s skills and performance during practice earned him this well-deserved opportunity. The Wisconsin Badgers’ coaching staff, known for their expertise in developing cornerbacks, has expressed a strong interest in Irvin, drawing favorable comparisons to previous success stories. As Irvin plans his official visit, the Badgers remain high on his list of preferred destinations. The potential partnership between Lloyd Irvin and the Wisconsin Badgers promises an exciting future for both parties as they continue to build upon their success.