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Wisconsin football: Sojourn Shelton continues strong spring on Friday

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Sojourn Shelton continued his spring statement on Friday, while Tanner McEvoy still appears to be a threat at wide receiver.

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MADISON -- The Wisconsin Badgers wrapped up another week of spring practice on Friday inside Camp Randall Stadium, and as seen throughout his impressive spring, junior cornerback Sojourn Shelton looked more aggressive in coverage with two more interceptions.

Shelton, who had no interceptions in 2014 after coming up with four his freshman season, is looking to bounce back in his third year as a starter. When asked what his motivation has been this spring, Shelton's answer was simple: "See ball, get ball."

Shelton's aggressive mindset has been on display all spring, and the confidence that made him such an impact player in 2013 -- which helped him garner All-Big Ten honorable mention honors by the media -- appears to be back. Senior safety Michael Caputo noted the energy Shelton's brought to the defense during Wednesday's Big Ten teleconference.

"Last year I had opportunities, I just didn't catch them. So that's been my whole emphasis, when the ball comes my way make them pay," Shelton said.

"I'm somebody I know I can catch the ball, and I know I can do everything I need to do as far as making plays on the ball. I just think last year I was lacking confidence."

Tanner McEvoy looks the part as wide receiver

Senior Tanner McEvoy also impressed on Friday, as he continued to get reps at both safety and wide receiver. McEvoy caught two touchdown passes in 11-on-11, including one in the red zone. McEvoy's tall frame makes him a potential candidate to emerge as a key red zone threat for the Badgers this season.

Caputo referred to McEvoy as the most "football savvy" player he knows on Wednesday, saying he could be put on any part of the field and play well. When asked about of what he sees when he sees the former JUCO transfer catching balls in practice, Caputo noted McEvoy's range of abilities.

"I see a big 6'6 white guy catching the ball, running around and can compete with the best of them," Caputo said.

"He can definitely play receiver, quarterback, safety, corner, wherever you want to put him. He's a football player."

Serge Trezy adjusting to running back

Junior Serge Trezy continued his transition to running back, participating in position drills with the backs and getting some reps in 11-on-11 with the second team. When asked how the transition has been, Trezy, who played running back in high school and at Eastern Arizona before transferring to Wisconsin, noted his comfortability in the backfield.

"It's been going good...I feel like myself now," said Trezy.

"Now I'm going with the wave instead of against the wave. I just feel comfortable out there."

Practice Notes:

  • The following Badgers did not practice Friday: Devin Gaulden, Jordan Frederick, A.J. Jordan, Leo Musso, Arthur Goldberg, Peter Roy, Jake Stengel, Dan Voltz and Eric Steffes
  • Redshirt freshman Michael Dieter slid over from left guard and continued to get first team reps at center with Voltz out of practice. Junior Walker Williams replaced Dieter at left guard.
  • Redshirt freshman T.J. Edwards continued to impress at inside linebacker, displaying good ball skills and registering a few tackles for loss in 11-on-11.
  • Former Badger wide receiver Kenzel Doe was in attendance​

B5Q's Jake Kocorowski contributed to this report.