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Former Pitt RB Rachid Ibrahim announces transfer to Wisconsin

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Quite the backfield for Wisconsin in 2018.

Officially a Badger #OnWisconsin

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[Update 1:55 p.m. CT — Wisconsin confirmed the addition of Ibrahim via Twitter.]

Another Pitt transfer heading to Madison? It appears so.

Running back Rachid Ibrahim announced on social media Monday evening that he was “officially a Badger.”

Badger247’s Evan Flood confirmed the move and noted Ibrahim is a graduate transfer, meaning he can play next season for Wisconsin.

On Tuesday afternoon, Wisconsin confirmed via Twitter that Ibrhaim is part of the program.

Listed at 6’1, 195 pounds, Ibrahim rushed for 399 yards on 6.7 yards per attempt for current Wisconsin Badgers head coach Paul Chryst between 2013-14. In 2015, he suffered an Achilles injury during training camp and redshirted in Pat Narduzzi’s first season leading the program.

Last season in 13 games, Ibrahim was credited with 13 tackles and three kickoff return yards on three attempts.

Narduzzi announced on National Signing Day back in February that Ibrahim left the program to seek a graduate transfer elsewhere. Narduzzi did state they “tried to keep him because he was a great kid and a great special-teams player for us.”

The addition of Ibrahim leaves quite a crowded backfield for Chryst and running backs coach John Settle, pictured above with Ibrahim in the Instagram post. The Rockville, Md., native appears to be joining fellow Pitt transfer, redshirt junior Chris James, along with redshirt sophomore Bradrick Shaw and redshirt junior Taiwan Deal at tailback.